Monthly Archives: July 2010

Save your kin

The 2007 graphic novel First in Space, by James Vining, tells the story of NASA’s early program to send live primates into space to pave the way for human astronauts. Specifically, it’s about Ham, a chimpanzee captured in Cameroon shortly after … Continue reading

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Environmental justice

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the Gulf waters . . . Despite slightly rising pressure in BP’s capped oil well, retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen says he’s confident it won’t burst if crews … Continue reading

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Carrying everyone over the threshold

In May 2002, two of the most popular and powerful superheroes in the world of comic book publisher Wildstorm Productions were married aboard a city-sized ship traveling through extradimensional space. For super beings, this type of extreme destination wedding might … Continue reading

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Wonder Woman’s makeover mishaps

DC Comics made national headlines a couple weeks ago when it unveiled a new costume for its most famous female superhero. The costume was designed, according to new writer for the Wonder Woman comic book series, J. Michael Straczynski, “to … Continue reading

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