The Power of No Man’s Sky Is Making You Feel Insignificant

This galaxy has a pulse. Freighters streak into view from its farthest reaches, nebulae throb in fluorescent hues, roving herds of creatures with near-infinite permutations dart and creep on the plains and through the forests of a billion billion worlds. As countless suns rise and set, as scouts struggle to …

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Downtown Manhattan Is the New Frontier of the Car-Free City

This afternoon, pedestrians and cyclists will take over a 60-block swath of downtown Manhattan. Where cars usually rule, street musicians will perform in bustling intersections. A bike valet will offer services free of charge. An art studio will pop up on Bowling Green. And cars, most likely, will flee like aristocrats …

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Watch as SpaceX Fires (and Hopefully Lands) Another Rocket

While you wait for SpaceX to launch—and attempt to land—its 28th Falcon 9 rocket, I’m going to ask you to take a moment and think about the mission’s payload. The JCSat-16 is a telecommunications satellite. Amid the constellation of artificial objects orbiting this planet—things that peer to the edge of …

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