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“Houston, our monopropellant injector is leaking; the fire’s now breached the hull. We have a matter of minutes before complete mechanical failure.”
“Gemini, mission control is going to go ahead and recommend an emergency landing.”
“Houston, it sounded like you suggested we attempt a crash landing onto a moving commercial spacecraft. Please confirm.”
“Gemini, this is a passenger cruise liner, which is an incredibly reliable mode of upmarket transport. We can’t think of a safer place for you to be should anything go wrong during touchdown…”
“Roger, Houston. Bracing for impact...”

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Such Stuff As Stars Are Made Of

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“Stool transplants?” I asked my agent. “Please say you’re joking.”
Angela shook her head. “I swear I’m not making this up. When researchers transferred the stools of outgoing mice into anxious mice, the recipients became more outgoing. And when they gave people fecal transplants for digestive disorders, they found the same thing—recipients take on characteristics of their donors. Point being: the microbes in our guts exert significant influence over our personalities.
"It seems that you are largely what’s in your gut. And if you really want to be a star, you need to have star stuff inside you.”

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Shakespeare's Lost Sonnet

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We at Space Squid rarely have claim to any literary significance. However, thanks to years of research by our dedicated London office, we have unearthed a long-lost sonnet that appears to be the work of William Shakespeare.

The sonnet certainly poses some new questions about the Bard of Avon. In this exclusive, we post the full work for your enjoyment and analysis.

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Free D&D Stories Read by Ice-T, and Other Randomness

Free D&D Stories Yeah, who would've ever guessed we would be writing that headline? Dungeons & Dragons stories read by Ice-T?!? What is this weird, enchanting world coming to? So yes, Audible is giving away lots of hefty, celebrity-read stories by New

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Our Game of Thrones Infographic

You know you've been yearning for it: an infographic about Game of Thrones! Although honestly, this Game of Thrones piece is more focused on funny "Then and Now" comparisons than it is about counting the number of times the Starks

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