Taking Sid Meier's 'Civilization' Beyond Earth (Op-Ed)
Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth
July 25th, 2014
When we were asked to design a new science-fiction entry in the "Sid Meier’s Civilization" series, it was one of those amazing moments when we realized we were going to have the chance to combine a love of game design with a love of science and space.
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Girl Scouts of America Celebrate Apollo 11 Moon Landing in Cookie Form (Video)
The Girl Scouts of America recreated Neil Armstrong's epic Apollo 11 moon landing speech in cookie form for the 45th anniversary of the July 20, 1969 lunar landing.
July 20th, 2014
The 45th anniversary of NASA's Apollo 11 moon landing is today (July 20) and just might have space fans round the world wondering what it would be like to walk on the moon. The Girl Scouts of America, it turns out, has gone even farther.
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'Star Wars Episode VII' X-Wing Revealed by J.J. Abrams (Video)
X-Wing Starfighter
July 22nd, 2014
"Star Wars Episode VII" director J.J. Abrams is giving fans of the franchise their first look at the new movie's updated X-Wing — a fighter plane flown in the original trilogy — in a new video.
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The Space Race, Apollo 11 Star in CNN's 'The Sixties' Tonight
The Space Race in 'The Sixties'
July 17th, 2014
The first moon landing, 45 years ago on Sunday (July 20), didn't just define a decade, it set a new chapter in human history. That Apollo 11 moon landing, and the U.S.-Soviet Union Space Race that led up to it, star in CNN's 'The Sixties' tonight July 17.
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'Earth to Echo': Could Extraterrestrial Life Be Cute?
'Earth to Echo' Movie Poster
June 27th, 2014
The new film "Earth to Echo" — which follows a group of kids on a journey to help save a small alien robot — might have a bit of extraterrestrial truth at its core, one alien-hunting astronomer says.
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Hubble Space Telescope Could Become LEGO Model with Fan Votes
LEGO Hubble Space Telescope
July 25th, 2014
The Hubble Space Telescope is an amazing example of space engineering that for nearly a quarter century has been a vital research tool and public relations boon for astronomy. As such, it is due time for a LEGO model of the observatory, fan Gabriel Russo
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Celestial Suds: Brewery Introducing 'Planets' Beer Series
Bell's Brewery Introducing 'Planets' Beer Series
July 4th, 2014
In the universe of Bell's Brewery, Mars is a strong brew, Uranus a crafty potion mix and Mercury a nimble beer. Such is the thinking behind "The Planets" series of beers that Bell's is pioneering this August.
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