Space: The only frontier

Two Steps Forward

I’ve loved science fiction since I learned the phrase. I tore through the Space Odyssey books in middle school, binged on Vonnegut for months on end and fell deeply in love with Neal Stephenson’s “Anathem.” Of course, I was enthralled by the alien landscapes and fancy weaponry, but what captured
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The Book Nook: prepare yourself for ‘Ender’s Game’

The book: “Ender’s Game” by Orson Scott Card Suggested for: Anyone who likes intelligent science fiction and plans on seeing the movie this fall. Clog rating: While Berkeley is full of intelligent people, some of whom may have even skipped a grade or two, there is nothing quite like the
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Life on earth started by … comets?

Here at Cal, we like to tackle the big questions. After all, we are one of the world’s premier research universities. Continuing with this tradition, UC Berkeley scientists are now attempting to answer one of the biggest questions in existence: how did life on earth begin? Told you it was
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