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America in Space 2024

by Newt Gingrich April 23, 2018 Two historic events happened this week that will lay the groundwork for the future of space exploration in America. First, after a close vote in the Senate, Oklahoma Congressman and former Navy aviator Jim Bridenstine was confirmed as the new head of NASA. I am confident he will be a strong leader in the space industry as we foster in a new era of innovation, technological advancement, and limitless exploration. Second, in Colorado, Vice President Mike Pence laid out a bold vision for America’s future in space exploration during his opening remarks at...

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18 Spectacularly Wrong Predictions Made Around the Time of the First Earth Day In 1970. Expect More This Year.

The prophets of doom were not simply wrong, but spectacularly wrong.   by Mark J. Perry April 22, 2018 Today (Sunday, April 22) is Earth Day 2018 and time for my annual Earth Day post. In the May 2000 issue of Reason Magazine, award-winning science correspondent Ronald Bailey wrote an excellent article titled “Earth Day, Then and Now” to provide some historical perspective on the 30th anniversary of Earth Day. In that article, Bailey noted that around the time of the first Earth Day in 1970, and in the years following, there was a “torrent of apocalyptic predictions” and...

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Space News Roundup – April 20, 2018

SpaceX President says we’ll be able to take a rocket to Shanghai within a decade; plus: Jim Bridenstine (finally) confirmed as NASA administrator; Atlas V and Delta IV Heavy news; hunting for livable alien worlds; Orion progress; BFR tooling; a dark matter detection breakthrough; and more.

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The Difference between Anti-Aging and True Regenerative Medicine, Part 1

by Patrick Cox April 20, 2018 For the last few weeks, I’ve been having a conversation with a friend and reader about the difference between geroprotection and induced tissue regeneration (iTR). Based on those conversations, it’s clear that I haven’t done a good job of differentiating these two concepts. This week, I’m going to refocus on ITR, which is Dr. Michael West’s strategy for activating the embryonic gene pathways that lie dormant inside our cells. There is no more important area of science, and the technology ought to be more widely known. If it works the way West and...

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A Lost Decade Made in China

by George Friedman April 20, 2018 Summary China’s history is one of cycles – it unifies, it fragments, then it unifies again. The duration of each phase varies, as do the causes of each breakdown, but for hundreds of years the cycle has been reliable. The last devolution followed the European intervention in the 19th century, starting a period of regionalism in which strongmen effectively controlled parts of the country. The Chinese civil war, launched in the 1920s and culminating in the Communist victory in 1949, followed by Mao Zedong’s reign, marked the beginning of the current era of centralization....

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