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TRAGEDIES, NOT A CONSPIRACY

The media is selling a scary story about tourist deaths in the Dominican Republic. Don't buy it.
WHEN SHOULD A BIRTHDAY BE?

There are serious technical hurdles to establishing space settlements and enduring long-term flights: How will humans grow food? What happens to our waste? But there are also squishier, logistical ones that we take for granted here on Earth. One of the first things we'll need to figure out is how to keep track of time.
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