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    We Are Stardust

    We once knew an astronomy professor who'd say to his students, “You all were once inside stars.” And he wasn't lying. He explained that the universe started off as mostly hydrogen molecules, which gravity pulled together to make stars. The…
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    Only Connect

    For almost half a century, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence research movement has spent millions of dollars and at least as many hours ransacking the night sky in search of aliens. Given that the Milky Way is 100,000 light-years across…
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    Music, Space Craft

    Space Craft

    "We're not famous-famous," says Stephen Kay, aka Spesh, of Bay Area dance music production team Jondi and Spesh. DJs and possibly another 100 non-DJ techno specialists are familiar with them, the duo alleges, and so both remain modest, even amidst…
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    News, Letters


    SETIng the Record Straight I read with interest Matt Smith's recent article ("Heavenly Secrets," April 1) on the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, and was pleased that Mr. Smith captured so much of the excitement of our project. Unfortunately, the article…
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    News, Feature

    Heavenly Secrets

    Keeping Congress Out of Contact During the summer of 1996, a group of Hollywood producers and actors spent a week mingling with scientists at the SETI Institute, a South Bay nonprofit organization dedicated to conducting a systematic radio survey of…
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  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"

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