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Mars; for humanity at large, it's approximately the third frontier, depending on whether you start counting with John Glenn's sub-orbital flight.
[photo: space.com]

Mars; the final frontier.

...if you plan to be one of those Mars One colonists. For humanity at large, it's approximately the third frontier, depending on whether you start counting with John Glenn's sub-orbital flight. Or the fourth frontier, if you start with those Russian dogs and monkeys.

Who would want to do this? This woman seems perfectly sane.

On the other hand, a British paper reported the rumor that some of the colonists plan to grow weed and bogart the whole planet. That actually would make a great movie.

What happens, however, when faster ships are developed in ten or twenty years? Or are they counting on that?

Shows run several times daily, free, until New Year's at Macy's, 1300 Market Street, Philadelphia.

The light show started at Wanamaker's Department Store in 1956, and Macy's continued it once they took over.

The light show, circa 1980
The light show, circa 1980, pre-LED. [photo: wanamakerorgan.com]

Read the schedule and history from the Friends of the Wanamaker Organ.

Shows run several times daily, free, until New Year's.

Macy's, 1300 Market Street, Philadelphia.

The New York Times reports the Aloft Hotel reports a new robot has reported for duty as a bellhop.

The New York Times reports the Aloft Hotel reports a new robot has reported for duty as a bellhop.

On Aug. 20, the Aloft hotel here will begin testing this robotic bellhop, a wheeled service vehicle designed to shuttle items from the hotel lobby desk to guest rooms.
-- New York Times, August 11, 2014

It can work the elevator, deliver razor blades (to I guess murderers), and not blink if you're cheap with the tip. It cannot blink, period. They do not blink. Look forward to its cold dead eyes not blinking at you when you open the door at two in the morning to receive your razor blades.