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Space Force sounds like a joke — and that could be a problem for an important military branch

Problems and potential Despite the attention all this brings to the Space Force, if people are so deeply influenced by fiction that they find the USSF funny or absurd, it could lead to a disconnect between public expectations and what the Space Force is actually… Read More »Space Force sounds like a joke — and that could be a problem for an important military branch

Hidden in plain sight: Scouring the notebooks of the Harvard’s ‘human computers’

Citizen Science Salon is a partnership between Discover, our sister publication, and SciStarter.Org. More than 100 years ago, Harvard astronomer Edward Charles Pickering decided he was going to take a picture of the entire night sky. Or, rather, many thousands of pictures, each capturing a… Read More »Hidden in plain sight: Scouring the notebooks of the Harvard’s ‘human computers’