What the Solo: A Star Wars Story Novelization Adds to the Movie

Star Wars novelizations have a long history of expanding on and enhancing the movies they adapt—whether through new material added to clarify moments in a film’s narrative unseen on screen, or to give us insight into earlier iterations of the final product. Mur Lafferty’s Solo novelization is no exception. Here are a…

Why Hurricane Florence Could Generate Historic Rainfall

All weather watchers’ eyes are on Hurricane Florence, a Category 4 beast on a collision course with the Carolina coast. But while the winds are generating headlines and there’s a lot of questions about what category it will be when it makes landfall, the real issue is the water. And there’s going to be lots of it.

Google Fights Back as EU Weighs Expanding 'Right to Be Forgotten' Worldwide

Google has been subject to the EU Court of Justice’s “right to be forgotten” law—a requirement that search engines delist requested pages from results—for years. The law enables anyone in the EU to pressure companies like Google to take down search results they don’t like. But this week, Google is pushing back against…

Old Predictions About Space Travel Can Be Super Depressing in 2018

You’re probably familiar with the old sayings, “where’s my flying car?” and “where’s my jetpack?” But the most depressing question for plenty of space nerds from the 20th century might be, “where’s my vacation on the moon?” And I just got really depressed reading a paper from 1987 about the space travel advances we…

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