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Latest Carl Sagan Items
It is a brave novelist who opens a book with his heroically obese wine snob, "a vast floodplain of undulating flesh," flopping in marital bliss, with his wife "making that melodious sound that reminded him of mermaids singing in an unintelligible language of a place he had never seen."
Oliver Sacks may be an atheist, but flashes of heaven and hell illuminate his new book "Hallucinations," which is studded with stories of mystical experiences and ends with a reference to God.
In the unlikely event that Seth MacFarlane comes looking to you for a job, it might be simpler to sort through his qualifications by asking what he can't do rather than what he can.
In the unlikely event that Seth MacFarlane comes looking to you for a job, it might be simpler to sort through his qualifications by asking what he can't do, rather than what he can.
It's not "billions and billions." It's more like 800 boxes worth. That is the sum total of the personal and scientific papers of one Carl Sagan, acquired Wednesday by the Library of Congress.
Mister Rogers is joining scientist Carl Sagan and the snuggie in the pantheon of unlikely viral sensations.
Almost daily there are new reports of distant planets. They may outnumber the 100 billion stars in our galaxy. What we're look- ing for, of course, is ex- traterrestrial intelligence, not just orbiting rocks. But nothing has been found. The silence in outer space "is maddening," Charles Krauthammer has written. It "makes no sense."
Evolutionary biologist, author and National Medal of Science winner Lynn Margulis (MAR'-guh-liss) has died.
The Fox network is bringing back Carl Sagan's universe-spanning docu-series "Cosmos," and "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane is on board for the ride.