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The Future Is Blazing It With Major Tom In His Tin Can.

20 APRIL 2022

OUR HIGHEST PRIORITY

Former Astronaut Details Quest to Grow Cannabinoids in Space

Astronaut Chris Hadfield wants to get you really high — with cannabinoids easily grown in orbit. He’s on the board of a biotech company that’s found a way to grow trichomes, the part of weed that gets you stoned, using bioreactors that don’t waste precious space resources.

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HEADLINES FROM TODAY

ONEThese Chopsticks Make Your Food Taste Better By Electrocuting Your Tongue

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TWONASA Contractor Unveils First US Lunar Lander Since Apollo Missions

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THREEIs Netflix Trying to Blow Itself Up?

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TODAY IN ZOMBIES

Remember When the Sun Shot a Ball of Plasma at the Earth? It Hit and Caused a Beautiful Aurora

With some interesting timing, a “corpse” sunspot apparently rose from the dead last week and shot some plasma at us, resulting in a gorgeous aurora borealis that could be seen as far south as North Dakota. A second solar ejection last week apparently cannabalized a smaller one before heading to Earth. Gruesome!

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NEWS IN QUOTES

“ Such a visit will result in us having to call the fire department to get their diamond saw. 

— ER Dr. Alana Kinrich, warning you not to use titanium playthings

FROM THE DEPT. OF STUFF TO SPEND MONEY ON

Best VR Games of 2022

You might think you’re doing just fine with your console gaming system, and have absolutely no need to make the jump to VR quite yet. And for the most part, you’re right. Except — in the case of these particular VR-exclusive games — where you are so, so wrong. Prepare to have your mind blown.

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