First human-made satellite in orbit, 1957, first person on the moon, 1969, and. . . Despite its focus on the physics of defecating in space, Mary Roach’s latest leaves Rob Tennant salivating for his trip to the Red Planet. Is sending humans to Mars an unjustifiable waste of resources at a time when they already seem plenty scarce or a surreal and beautiful fulfillment of our species’ odd ambition?
Other than some mental of image of a highly air-conditioned server farm full of droning hard drives, I have a pretty limited ability to actually…
iPad anyone? I still like KIndle (for iPhone Mind You)
When the news of A-Rod’s steroid use broke, cries of "cheater" were bandied about the tabloids, but nothing of how the slugger may have negatively affected his health. If the health risk is minimal, and steroids can help get a player into the Hall of Fame, what can they do for the rest us? Jordan Heller reports. Art by Danny Jock.