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The winners of the Northern Lights photography competition capture the magic and mystery of the Aurora Borealis

All photos via Capture the Atlas

If If you happen to feel a great disturbance in the magnetosphere, it might be because some charged particles from the sun are bopping around in there. And as freaky as that sounds, it’s actually no cause for alarm (as far as I know?). What it is the cause of though, is an Aurora — glowing polar lights named after the Roman goddess of dawn that are just one more reason that our planet is a magical place.

These 25 gorgeous photos of the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights (borealis is Late Latin for “North Wind”) were selected by the…


The latest season of this Netflix series spins an idealized story of the primates who were forced to be space flight test subjects

an archival photo of scientists in lab coats and scrubs surrounding a juvenile chimpanzee strapped into a rocket
an archival photo of scientists in lab coats and scrubs surrounding a juvenile chimpanzee strapped into a rocket
Ham, a three-year-old chimpanzee, prepares for a test flight with researchers at Cape Canaveral. Photo: NASA

Spoilers for Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy ahead…

The much-anticipated second season of Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy dropped at the end of July, satiating fans with the fast-paced wild ride that fans of the show were accustomed to after the first season was released in 2019.

The second season builds on the story of seven individuals with extraordinary powers who were adopted by billionaire Sir Reginald Hargreeves, who created the Umbrella Academy and prepared them to save the world. …


“Ad Astra” is about human hubris — and finding joy back here on earth

Photo: Walt Disney Studios

Numerous spoilers for “Ad Astra” ahead…

Halfway through James Gray’s pensive sci-fi / dad-feels film Ad Astra, a distress call leads Brad Pitt’s character, Major Roy McBride, and another astronaut to a small spaceship that they note has been approved for “animal research.” When they try to respond, no one answers. When they enter, no one can be seen or heard. They split up.

When Major McBride loses communication with his colleague, he makes his way back towards him. After passing by ominously shredded padded walls, he finds the man shaking strangely, the front half of his body obscured. A…

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