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‘Cosmos’ returns to TV in 2019 with new twists

Like hope, “Cosmos” springs eternal. That’s the message Ann Druyan is delivering with the news that “Cosmos,” the science-minded TV show pioneered by her late husband, world-renowned physicist Carl Sagan, is returning to Fox and National Geographic in the spring of … Continue reading

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Gravitational waves play role in black hole show

Black holes are the collapsed stars of the show on “Black Hole Apocalypse,” a two-hour “NOVA” presentation that’s premiering Jan. 10 on PBS. But the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, also known as LIGO, gets its share of the spotlight as well. “LIGO both … Continue reading

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From ‘Last Jedi’ to ‘Solo’: 10 sci-fi shows for 2018

The dust has barely settled on the premiere of “Star Wars, Episode VIII: The Last Jedi.” Or is that a thin layer of salt? In any case, it’s already time to look forward to the science-fiction screen offerings in the months ahead, … Continue reading

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Archaeologists dissect the ‘Tomb of Christ’

After more than 15 years of study, experts are laying out the evidence revealing how far back the history goes for the room-sized shrine in Jerusalem that’s revered as Jesus’ tomb. Spoiler alert: There’s no “Jesus Was Here” graffiti on the walls. … Continue reading

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Get a double dose of ‘Year in Space’ lore

Space fans are used to seeing double when they’re keeping track of twin astronauts Scott and Mark Kelly, but this week Seattleites can get a double helping of pure Scott. Tonight, the U.S. record-holder for continuous time in orbit is … Continue reading

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‘Star Trek’ rates Elon Musk with Wright Brothers

SpaceX founder Elon Musk hasn’t yet scored a cameo on the Star Trek stage, as fellow billionaire Jeff Bezos did last year, but he won a high-level shout-out on this week’s episode of “Star Trek: Discovery.” Apparently, Musk will be held in … Continue reading

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Amazon adds Star Trek skills to Alexa’s repertoire

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has said the Alexa voice-activated AI assistant was inspired by the talking computer on “Star Trek,” so it only makes sense that Alexa is saluting the latest incarnation of the Star Trek saga. “Star Trek: Discovery” premieres Sept. 24 … Continue reading

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