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Biosphere 2: A Faulty Mars Survival Test Gets a Second Act
NASA isn't the first organization to experiment with living on Mars -- in 1991 eight people sealed themselves inside a giant glass biosphere to practice space living. By the time they emerged two years later, they had "suffocated, starved and went mad."
NASA isn't the first organization to experiment with living on Mars -- in 1991 eight people sealed …
Computer Doomsday Scenarios: Much Ado About Nothing?
Have you heard of the Year 2038 Bug? It sort of reminds us of Y2K, but will it wreak as much havoc? That remains to be seen, but while we wait, let's take a look back at Y2K.
Have you heard of the Year 2038 Bug? It sort of reminds us of Y2K, but will it wreak as much havoc? …
Trump Administration Sued for Torpedoing Enforcement of Landmark Housing Law
Ben Carson, Secretary of HUD, is being sued for not enforcing the Fair Housing Act -- landmark legislation that was passed 50 years ago during the Civil Rights era.
Ben Carson, Secretary of HUD, is being sued for not enforcing the Fair Housing Act -- landmark …
The Wildfire That Burned Yellowstone and set off a Media Firestorm
Increasingly, wildfires affect populated areas. But 30 years ago, it was a huge fire in Yellowstone National Park that stoked media attention and political controversy.
Increasingly, wildfires affect populated areas. But 30 years ago, it was a huge fire in Yellowstone …
Wild Horse Wars: Will Overpopulation Force Drastic Action?
The decades-long quest to save wild horses has run amok, creating a problem that even swooping helicopters, aging cowboys, camera-savvy activists, and millions of dollars can’t solve.
The decades-long quest to save wild horses has run amok, creating a problem that even swooping …
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