Comic-Con at 50: still the place for epic fandom

Jul 19, 2019
What started as a small gathering of comics enthusiasts in 1970 has turned into a massive testament to the power of fandom.
A cosplayer makes her way to the convention center during Comic-Con in San Diego, California, on Thursday.
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In the novel ‘Delta-v,’ asteroid mining gets us to move to space

Apr 24, 2019
... maybe the ultimate climate change adaptation.
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Will only the rich cheat death?

Dec 5, 2017
Tech's wealthiest men are investing money in life-extension technology.
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Economist Paul Krugman ponders the sci-fi economics of 'Star Trek'

Sep 7, 2016
What the TV series can teach us about our visions of the future.
 A USS Enterprise bridge stage set is displayed during a press preview of "40 Years of Star Trek: The Collection" at Christie's auction house September 29, 2006, in New York City.
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