‘For All Mankind’ patches depict space history changes in Apple TV+ series’ season 2

A new set of mission patches hints at how space history will change in the second season of “For All Mankind.”

Icon Heroes, a pop culture collectibles company, has begun selling embroidered patches styled after the designs that will be seen in the next installment of “For All Mankind.” The alternate history series is set to return to the Apple TV+ streaming service with the first of 10 new episodes on Feb. 19, 2021.

“As a bonus, each collectible tin is personally autographed from series creator and writer Ronald D. Moore!” Icon Heroes announced Thursday (Dec. 3). The officially licensed patches are limited to 100 sets for $100 each.

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Icon Heroes' new "For All Mankind" Season 2 patch limited edition set includes 19 embroidered emblems from the next 10 episodes of the Apple TV+ alternate space history series.

Icon Heroes’ new “For All Mankind” Season 2 patch limited edition set includes 19 embroidered emblems from the next 10 episodes of the Apple TV+ alternate space
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Fort Worth Museum of Science and History Opens High-Tech Exhibit With Grant From Facebook

The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History is opening a high-tech exhibit in Spring 2021.



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The new exhibit will link science with current events like the upcoming Mars rover landing, tracking hurricanes, or marking Covid-19 cases worldwide, the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History said.

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The new 2,500-square-foot studio was sponsored by Facebook with a $255,000 grant.

According to Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, the Current Science Studio will involve a low-touch, interactive experience and cutting-edge media, including holograms and a giant orb floating from the ceiling that can display content from NASA and NOAA.

“It’s important we partner with organizations with a forward-thinking view on the use of technology,” Doug Roberts, Ph.D., an astrophysicist and Chief Public Engagement Officer at the Museum, said. “This makes science relevant and accessible whether you are looking at big data or a

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He Was a Stick, She Was a Leaf; Together They Made History

In the spring of 2018 at the Montreal Insectarium, Stéphane Le Tirant received a clutch of 13 eggs that he hoped would hatch into leaves. The eggs were not ovals but prisms, brown paper lanterns scarcely bigger than chia seeds.

They were laid by a wild-caught female Phyllium asekiense, a leaf insect from Papua New Guinea belonging to a group called frondosum, which was known only from female specimens. Phyllium asekiense is a stunning leaf insect, occurring both in summery greens and autumnal browns. As Royce Cumming, a graduate student at the City University of New York, puts it, “Dead leaf, live leaf, semi-dried leaf.”

Mr. Le Tirant, the collections manager of the insectarium since 1989, specializes in scarab beetles; he estimates that he has 25,000 beetles in his private collection at home. But he had always harbored a passion for leaf insects and had successfully bred two species, a

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Visualizing 50 Years Of Gaming History, By Revenue Stream (1970-2020)

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Every year it feels like the gaming industry sees the same stories—record sales, unfathomable market reach, and questions of how much higher the market can go. We’re already far past the point of gaming being the biggest earning media sector, with an estimated $165 billion revenue generated in 2020.It’s important to break down shifting growth within the market. From Visual Capitalist’s Omri Wallach:

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Research from Pelham Smithers shows that while the tidal wave of gaming has only continued to swell, the driving factors have shifted over the course of gaming history.

1970–1983: The Pre-Crash Era

At first, there was Atari.

Early prototypes of video games were developed in labs in the 1960s, but it was Atari’s release of Pong in 1972 that helped to kickstart the industry.

The arcade table-tennis game was a sensation, drawing in consumers eager to play and companies that started to produce their

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Asia’s History of Strong Decembers Holds Promise for Investors

(Bloomberg) — Investors looking to finish the year off strong should turn their attention to Asia equity markets in December, if history is any guide.



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Pedestrians wearing protective face masks are reflected in an electronic stock board outside a securities firm in Tokyo, Japan, on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. Japanese stocks pared losses after the Bank of Japan’s policy decision and as U.S. futures bounced back following a global equity rout.

The MSCI Asia Pacific Index, which has just posted its best monthly return since 2009 with a 10.2% rally in November, may remain robust in December, based on its track record over the past decade. Since 2010, the benchmark gauge has averaged a 1% gain in the final month of the year, double the performance of the S&P 500 in December, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.



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Essex 2020 brings online science and history to children

Remember when your chemistry teacher tried to demonstrate an experiment to the class through fire-eating and trapeze skills? No? But it’s 2020 and who says science lessons have to be boring?

We may be stuck at home but youngsters across Essex have been learning about the fascinating worlds of science, technology, engineering, art and maths (STEAM) with the help of some unusual teachers ­— circus artists and dinosaur experts.

As part of the Essex 2020 initiative, schoolchildren have been able to brush up on the curriculum through watching number of colourful STEAM virtual learning workshops which are available for free online. GCSE chemistry, physics biology and PE students, for example, have been learning about their subjects through watching fire breathing stunts and trapeze swinging thanks to Little Stars Circus based in Chelmsford.

Led by founder Dr Diana Entwistle, a professional aerialist and ice skater who also has a PhD in

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Biden’s top technology advisor has a history of cracking down on Big Tech, and he may land a major role in the new administration



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  • It looks increasingly likely that President-elect Joe Biden’s administration is going to come down hard on Big Tech.
  • The Biden campaign’s top technology advisor, Bruce Reed, helped draw up strict privacy legislation for California, and has publicly argued that tech companies should be held liable for harmful content on their platforms.
  • It’s not clear yet whether Reed will get a position in the Biden administration, though Reuters reports he is expected to take a “major role.”
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

As tech giants prepare for the handover of power from President Donald Trump to President-elect Joe Biden, signs are mounting that the new administration is preparing to clamp down on them.

Reuters reported Sunday the Biden campaign’s top advisor on technology, a veteran Biden staffer called Bruce Reed, has a history of advocating for policies

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4 astronauts make history as SpaceX’s ‘Resilience’ launches for International Space Station

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — Its name is Resilience.



a tower with smoke coming out of it: A SpaceX Falcon9 rocket, with the Crew Dragon capsule attached, lift's off from Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 39-A Sunday Nov. 15, 2020, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Four astronauts are beginning a mission to the international Space Station. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara) ORG XMIT: VASH107


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A SpaceX Falcon9 rocket, with the Crew Dragon capsule attached, lift’s off from Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39-A Sunday Nov. 15, 2020, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Four astronauts are beginning a mission to the international Space Station. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara) ORG XMIT: VASH107

It’s made of titanium, aluminum and carbon fiber. It can withstand temperatures exceeding 2,700 degrees Fahrenheit as it barrels through Earth’s atmosphere – but it’s more than a spacecraft. To the astronauts that named the capsule, it’s a symbol of what mankind can accomplish in the face of extreme adversity.

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“I think all of us can agree 2020 has certainly been a challenging year: A global pandemic, economic hardships, civil unrest, isolation. And despite all of that SpaceX and NASA has kept the production line open and finished this amazing vehicle that’s

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History and Science as Candles in the Dark

Today, Saturday, November 7th, we watched Joe Biden become the 46th President of the United States of America through a legitimate electoral process whereby he reached past the electoral college threshold of 270 electoral votes with 279 votes. After Pennsylvania and Nevada finally counted their votes, it was clear Biden and Harris were the winners, and even though votes are still being officially counted in other states. The final vote tally is yet to be known. Regardless, it is also historic because Kamala Harris becomes the first woman Vice-President and the first African-American and Asian-American Vice-President. At least half the country, those who voted for Biden/Harris, breathed a sigh of relief, and knew at least for a while, “fake news”, “presidential lies”, “presidentially-driven conspiracies”, and efforts to delegitimize U.S. institutions would be forgotten, or in any case, not take center stage for some time. Maybe, just maybe,

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Xbox Series X/S Was The Biggest Launch In Xbox History

The Xbox Series X and Series S didn’t end up launching with Halo Infinite, but the two consoles are still off to a huge start. According to head of Xbox Phil Spencer, more units were sold in the first 24 hours than in any other Xbox console launch.

As analyst Daniel Ahmad pointed out, this means the systems sold more than 1 million units, but it’s not clear what the exact figures were.

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