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goodbye cassini

Saturn’s Cassini Orbiter (1982-2017)

On Friday, Cassini will vaporize itself in Saturn's skies.
Becky Ferreira
9.14.17
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

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
Technology

Seymour Papert, a Pioneer of Artificial Intelligence and Kids Coding, Has Died

Papert’s work was dedicated to using technology to help kids learn.
Kaleigh Rogers
8.1.16
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

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
Features

Why I'll Miss Weird RadioShack

You've got questions about RadioShack's relevance. I've got answers.
ALEX PASTERNACK
2.8.15
Culture

Death of an Alien Sex Machine

The cyberpunk life and times of HR Giger.
Claire L. Evans
5.13.14
Motherboard Blog

What Kind of Times Are These - the Wreckage of Adrienne Rich

I have been preparing for Adrienne Rich's death for awhile, in a way, just by searching out her poems wherever I can find them.
ALEX PASTERNACK
3.29.12