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Queen Elizabeth II in Hyperspace!

What do you give a queen who has everything for her Diamond Jubilee? How about a territory in hyperspace? That’s exactly what Oxford University mathematician Marcus du Sautoy gave Queen Elizabeth II: he named a [...]

Ten Ways Space Travel Isn’t Like Television or the Movies

It always annoyed me that jumping into lightspeed/hyperspace/warpspeed made some sort of noise. In space, no one can hear you scream. You’ve probably heard this fact stated before by your high school science teacher or some killjoy walking out of a movie theater: If movies were trying to be scientifically accurate, there would be absolutely no [...]