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Pacific Rim’s Jaegers Reflect a Departure from Hollywood Norms

In addition to the question of whether it’s possible to create mecha robots, my Slate piece addresses a cultural “could this happen?” question–namely, could we accept robots as companions rather than competitors?

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Which One of these Girls is Not Like the Others?

Since we can’t make the day longer, other than by adding leap seconds here and there, cloning ourselves would seem like the next best thing…unless it’s not. Find out about recent advances in human cloning by reading my article on … Continue reading

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Bugging Out

In Guillermo Del Toro’s movie Cronos, an ancient device embodied in a scarab restores youth and vigor to the aged antique dealer who finds it. It also creates a taste for blood; near the end of the movie, the now … Continue reading

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Slow and Unsteady Kills the Race

Could the earth’s rotation really slow down like it does in the new novel The Age of Miracles? Find out by reading my “could this happen” post on Slate .

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