China found a mysterious ‘gel-like’ substance on the moon’s uncharted far side

By Rosie Perper | INSIDER

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(This article was first published last Thursday, September 5, 2019)

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  • China’s Chang’e 4 lunar rover has discovered a strange “gel-like” material with an “unusual color” on the moon’s uncharted far side.
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Yusef Lateef, “Morning”

Yusef Lateef’s “Morning” (Lateef) from his album Jazz Mood. Recorded in New York City on 9 April 1957. Produced by Ozzie Cadena for Savoy Records. Personnel: Yusef Lateef (tenor saxophone, argol, gourd), Curtis Fuller (trombone, tambourine), Hugh Lawson (piano), Ernie Farrow (rabat), Louis Hayes (drums, percussion), Doug Watkins (percussion).… Read the full article.

At Clark Air Base in the Philippines, Ghosts of U.S. Power

Clark Air Base and Subic Bay were symbols of America’s global might. Then the Cold War ended. Mt. Pinatubo erupted. They closed. Now China is the unassailable power in these seas.

By Donald Kirk | Daily Beast

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CLARK FREEPORT, Philippines—The tarnished carcasses of old fighter planes litter the landscape here, relics of what once was the biggest American air base outside the United States.… Read the full article.

After Syfy canceled Dark Matter, MGM wanted to save the show — and cross it over with Stargate

Unfortunately, a season four is completely off the table

By Andrew Liptak , @AndrewLiptak  | The Verge

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(This article was first published in October 2017)

Last month, when the Syfy Channel cancelled its pulpy space-opera show, Dark Matter,the show’s creator, Joseph Mallozzi, immediately began working on a way to save it.… Read the full article.