May 12, 2017

Weekend Reads - RAW 170512


This week we look at exo-planets and the colonisation of space (or if we really need to). Along with the regular reading stuff like how to read 200 books in a year... it's possible.

So when it's time to relax this weekend, grab your favourite beverage and have a read of the following articles.

You can start off with some of my stuff like:







As the weather warms up (in the northern hemisphere anyway), these 9 books will have you racing to lace up those walking boots and get outdoors

In the last two years, I’ve read over 400 books cover to cover. That decision to start reading was one of the most important decisions in my life.

A newly discovered planet around a distant star may jump to the top of the list of places where scientists should go looking for alien life. The alien world known as LHS 1140b is rocky, like Earth. It is only 40 light-years away from our solar system and sits in the so-called habitable zone of its parent star, which means liquid water could potentially exist on the planet's surface.

A new method has used simulated Martian and lunar dust to 3D print flexible, tough rubber tools. The method could one day be used by Martian colonists to print their own tools using local materials on the Red Planet

Earth feels more and more overcrowded each year (current population: 7.4 billion) however Max More thinks we should be more wary of underpopulation. Even the United Nations, which has consistently overestimated population growth, is saying by 2060 or 2080, global population will have stopped growing, and will start shrinking.


Edge of Tomorrow is one of those movies where if you haven’t seen it, someone who has will list off at least a dozen reasons why you should. Fans of the scifi thriller have been clamoring for a sequel since 2014, along with star Tom Cruise and director Doug Liman. While things are still up in the air, the movie’s definitely moving forward, with an official title and confirmed return of co-star Emily Blunt.



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