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Nov
2018

Decolonizing Mars: Are We Thinking About Space Exploration All Wrong?

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Decolonizing Mars: Are We Thinking About Space Exploration All Wrong?

Interplanetary travel is pitched to us as a good thing. Explorers will visit other planets, which settlers will then colonize. But colonization on our own planet led to the genocide and displacement of cultures and people, economic inequity, and the destruct…

Pilot “V” disposable fountain pens travel well

Every year or so I buy another 5 pack of these Pilot Varsity disposable fountain pens. I keep these in my travel bag. Unlike refillable fountain pens, of which I have far too many, these do not dry out if forgotten in the pocket of a jacket. They do not leak …

See What’s on the Opposite Side of the World From You

Screenshot: Antipodes Map When I was a kid, I remember grown-ups joking that any deep hole (that I was digging in a sandbox, perhaps) would go “straight down to China.” So of course I had to find a globe and verify. Surprise: I’d actually end up in the ocean,…

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