Hitting the Books: Why women make better astronauts

Kate Greene knows better than most what it’s like to live on Mars. As a member of NASA’s inaugural 2013 HI-SEAS project, she spent

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Hitting the Books: How to huck a human into low Earth orbit

Astronauts may get the glory for successful spaceflights but they’d never even get off the ground if not for the folks at Mission Control.

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Hitting the Books: What astronauts can learn from nuclear submariners

We’ve dreamt of colonizing the stars since our first tenuous steps across the moon, yet fifty years after the Apollo 11 mission, the prospect

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Hitting the Books: The media’s role in history’s most damaging data dump

We humans are a deeply gullible bunch, willing to credulously believe any half truth, even outright lie, so long as it aligns with our

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Hitting the Books: Can golf evolve and survive in the 21st century

If a childhood of watching Caddyshack on loop has taught me anything, is that golf is a game of zen. “Stop thinking, let things

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Hitting the books: The ancient technology behind astronaut ice cream

It’s been one week since astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley made history by successfully riding SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket up to the International

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Hitting the Books: How to be active on social media and still keep your job

With large swaths of the country still stifling under quarantine from the COVID-19 pandemic, more people than ever are supplementing their meager IRL social

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Hitting the Books: Without glass, we’d have never discovered the electron

From the dawn on time, humans have manipulated the material world around us to suit our will. We started off banging rocks together before

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