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Fluency - Jennifer Foehner Wells

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Goodreads synopsis: NASA discovered the alien ship lurking in the asteroid belt in the 1960s. They kept the Target under intense surveillance for decades, letting the public believe they were exploring the solar system, while they worked feverishly to refine the technology needed to reach it. 372 more words

Romance

Call for Submissions: 2017 Sacknoff Prize for Space History

Call for Submissions

2017 Sacknoff Prize for Space History

 About the Prize

Awarded since 2011, the Prize is designed to encourage research and writing by university students in the area of space history. 209 more words

History

Apple expands office space beyond its yet to be filled Apple Park

(Source: 9to5mac.com)

While some employees have moved into Apple Park, work is still under way on the new campus. Despite Apple Park providing 2.8 million square feet of office space, Apple is continuing to expand its room for employees with construction underway in two new leased buildings in Santa Clara. 207 more words

Technology

More intelligent people are quicker to learn (and unlearn) social stereotypes

Smart people tend to perform better at work, earn more money, be physically healthier, and be less likely to subscribe to authoritarian beliefs. But a new paper reveals that a key aspect of intelligence – a strong “pattern-matching” ability, which helps someone readily learn a language, understand how another person is feeling or spot a stock market trend to exploit – has a darker side: it also makes that person more likely to learn and apply social stereotypes. 17 more words

Science