The Martian and the Cult of Science

Ridley Scott’s The Martian opens with an unsolvable problem: It’s 2030, and the crew of NASA’s Mars spaceship the Hermes has just left astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) stranded on Mars. Watney’s situation is not good. Utterly alone, wounded by spaceship debris, and equipped with barely enough food to last him 30 days, he comes to an inevitable conclusion: “I’m going to have to science the shit out of this.”


The Martian Proves Movies Are Now Better Than Their Books

The Martian Proves Movies Are Now Better Than Their Books

The self-publishing boom means writers with great stories are connecting with directors who are masterful storytellers–and everyone wins.


How would you react if you found yourself stranded on an uninhabitable planet, without another living soul? Would you panic? Would you know what to do?

Migrant Woman

Yale has made 170,000 Library of Congress photos of the US from 1935 to 1945available online, searchable and sortable in many different ways.

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