Amelia Earhart photographed sitting in the cockpit of the Lockheed Electra airplane around 1936. (Image: © Shutterstock) This summer, the explorer who discovered the shipwreck of the Titanic went in search of Amelia Earhart‘s lost plane. Two weeks and a multimillion-dollar search later, Robert Ballard said he has found no hint […]

Credit: shutterstock Despite all the research that tells parents how good it is for their children to spend time playing outside, they are spending more time indoors than ever before. It seems that concerns about the dangers of climbing trees or getting lost means that many parents are nervous about allowing their children to engage […]

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PLANETARY RESOURCES THE COMMERCIAL SPACE industry pushes a particular brand of optimism. Its urge to inspire manifests as soaring soundtracks to three-minute mission-promo videos, press releases with words like “humanity,” and slick graphics of spacecraft that don’t exist yet but could any day now. In the particular case of asteroid […]