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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Bill Russell

Today is NBA Hall of Famer Bill Russell’s 77th birthday. Let’s look at five things you might not know about the legendary Celtics center. 1. He Wasn’t a Blue-Chip Prospect Most sports fans know the old story about Michael Jordan being cut from his high school’s varsity hoops team as a sophomore, but Russell had to [...]

One-Way Mars Missions?

Photo: NASA Going to Mars is costly. The conventional thinking of round-trip missions is losing more and more ground to an idea made public last year. Theoretical physicist/cosmologist Paul Davies addressed the NASA Astrobiology Science Conference, and laid out a solid (and sometimes humorous) case for the One Way Ticket plan. He points out the commercial angle, [...]