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Obituaries

Obituaries
Obituaries

We Lost Ursula K. Le Guin When We Needed Her Most

Her novels and stories spoke with the breath of her politics, a graceful and humanist blend of lyrical environmentalism, feminism, and anticapitalism.
Claire L. Evans
1.24.18
Obituaries
Obituaries

AIM Will Enter Instant Messenger Heaven on December 15

AOL is putting up a permanent away message on one of the most important messaging services of all time.
Jason Koebler
10.6.17
RIP Roger Moore
RIP Roger Moore

Let’s Remember Roger Moore With This Absurd ‘Moonraker’ Space Laser Battle

The beloved actor died on Tuesday at 89, but his sense of comic absurdity lives on.
Becky Ferreira
5.23.17
nasa
nasa

Farewell Gene Cernan, the Last Man on the Moon

Cernan passed away Monday surrounded by his family. He helped crew three historic spaceflights, including the Apollo 17 Moon landing in 1972.
Becky Ferreira
1.16.17
RIP
RIP

Yahoo! Is Dead, Will Now Be Called ‘Altaba'

If the Verizon deal goes through, one of Silicon Valley’s most famous brand names will soon exist only in our memories.
Sam Gustin
1.10.17
film
film

Remembering Carrie Fisher, the Actor and Writer Who Transcended 'Star Wars'

Following her breakout role as Princess Leia in 'Star Wars', she turned her sharp-witted writing to other big Hollywood projects and her own life.
Carl Franzen
12.27.16
2016
2016

Dark Matter Pioneer Vera Rubin Has Died

Many feel that Rubin's work was worthy of the Nobel Prize in Physics, but she never won.
Kate Lunau
12.26.16
space
space

Goodbye, Philae

Rosetta’s comet lander Philae is dead. Most probably.
Victoria Turk
1.25.16
News
News

In Memory of Robert Farquhar, the Original Space Hacker

The man who helped hijack a long-dormant spacecraft from an abandoned McDonalds has died at 83.
Keith Cowing
10.28.15
News
News

Oliver Sacks Humanized His and Others' Diseases, Is Dead at 82

The neurologist detailed the final months of his life in heartbreaking essays for the 'New York Times.'
Jason Koebler
8.30.15
News
News

Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata Passes Away at 55

Iwata helped bring joy to millions during his life, and he will be missed.
Emanuel Maiberg
7.12.15
Gaming
Gaming

Rumors of World of Warcraft's Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

The legacy will survive in a more casual form.
Ben Richmond
5.8.15