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3 Movies and a Book for Space Exploration Day: Celebrating the Final Frontier

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Monday, July 20, is Space Exploration Day, the 46th anniversary of what might be the greatest scientific triumph in the history of humankind: landing a man on the surface of the moon. It’s an accomplishment that’s the pinnacle of human achievement in many ways. It represented a near-unimaginable technological feat: for example, the computers on the spacecraft that brought Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins to the moon and back were nowhere near as powerful as the average cell phone that we carry around with us today. It was a zenith of human exploration, certainly on par with the early Vikings and Christopher Columbus voyaging across the Atlantic and discovering the New World. Perhaps most importantly, though, it was…

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Shelfie Picks: Blue Bicycle Books goes around the world

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Summer is a time for trips, unplanned treks and exploring the unknown. To celebrate all this warm weather activity, our Shelfie Picks this week have an adventurous tinge. In fact, we went out of this world with one of the books. These selections come courtesy of Blue Bicycle Books, a bookseller in Charleston, South Carolina that offers new, used and even rare books. Manager Sarah Peck was good enough to offer three creatively inspired books that inspired adventure and intrigue. We weren’t looking for a generic Indiana Jones-style action-adventure story; we wanted something a little different, and that’s exactly what we got. These three choices will allow you to explore far and wide: From the outrageous and often self-destructive punk rock…

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