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Literature

Spinning

Tillie Walden, in her most recent graphic novel, Spinning, details her eventful teenage life as a figure skater. Her memoir begins with her move to Austin at the age of 11, taking us through to her eventual decision to quit figure skating at the age of 17. The book’s main theme is Walden’s time as […]

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Science

MESSENGER reveals Mercury as never seen before

On the evening of March 17 2011, nearly seven years after it blasted into space, NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft (Mercury Surface, Space ENvironment, Geochemistry, and Ranging) made history when it became the first satellite ever to orbit Mercury. Four years later, having paved the way to the most ambitious study of the planet yet, MESSENGER is […]