Curious Kids: Could octopuses evolve until they take over the world and travel to space?, ,

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This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to Space.com’s Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. Culum Brown, Professor, Macquarie University Michael, aged 14, asks: If the faster part of human evolution is over, and squids and octopuses continue to evolve, could there be an apocalypse where the cephalopods take over the world? If they continue …

‘Star Trek: Picard’ Season 2 teaser trailer is teeming with Easter eggs, ,

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This year’s First Contact Day was a non-stop, thrill-a-minute “Star Trek” spectacle, a veritable pinata packed with news and nostalgia that certainly gave us a lot to absorb and unpack. So, we’ve scrutinized and analyzed every conceivable detail to make sure you don’t miss a thing. The teaser trailer for the second season of “Picard” probably featured the most Easter …

US Mint to honor astronaut Sally Ride on ‘American Women’ quarter, ,

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The first female U.S. astronaut to fly into space will be honored by the United States Mint in 2022, leading off a series of circulating coins depicting notable American women. Sally Ride, who famously made history launching on the space shuttle in 1983, will be featured as part of the Mint’s American Women Quarters Program. The late astronaut will be …