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Space Stories
3 months ago

Space Stories

By  •  Web Extra

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When You Wish Upon a Star

During her six months aboard the ISS — 184 days, 22 hours, and 14 minutes, to be exact — Peggy Whitson conducted …
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A long road to a perfect launch
3 months ago

A long road to a perfect launch

For those of us who put in a substantial part of our careers in dreaming up the mission (it arose from a workshop 25 years ago), to getting it into …
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No Gravity? No Problem for Zero-G Eyewash
3 months ago

No Gravity? No Problem for Zero-G Eyewash

Most laboratories have an emergency eyewash station to help save lab workers’ eyes in the event of a mishap. But what about the International Space Station, one of the most …
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A Guide to Life After Rice
3 months ago

A Guide to Life After Rice

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CAREERThe transition from Rice undergrad to postcollege life requires stamina, determination, optimism, a heavy dose of critical thinking and all of the skills that a Rice education bestows. …
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Greetings from New Delhi
3 months ago

Greetings from New Delhi

Photos by Abhishek Bali

It’s 6 p.m. My colleague picks me up from a meeting at the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, and we head to Old Delhi to …
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And They’re Off
3 months ago

And They’re Off

This May, we asked 11 graduating seniors, one from each residential college, to sit for a portrait and reflect on their time at Rice. As they thought about memorable classes, …
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Readers Respond: Summer 2019
3 months ago

Readers Respond: Summer 2019

Dear Editor:

I just happened to thumb through the Spring 2019 issue [“Bistro Love,” Page 43] and said to my wife, Laura, “Hey, our son is in this magazine!” Most …
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13 Ways of Looking at Creativity
5 months ago

13 Ways of Looking at Creativity

By  •  Spring 2019, Features

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I. BEND, BREAK, BLENDIf you know where to listen, you can hear the creative process unfold right before your ears. That’s especially so if you have a guide …
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Readers Respond: Spring 2019
5 months ago

Readers Respond: Spring 2019

Dear Editor:

I found the latest Rice Magazine most interesting. I was particularly interested in the extensive article about the Baker Institute. I have admired Mr. Baker’s many contributions to …
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Homework: Variations on a Theme
5 months ago

Homework: Variations on a Theme

By  •  Spring 2019, Features

Classical musicians have mined the form of themes and variations to create enduring works of imagination. As a listener, think of Beethoven’s 33 Variations on a Waltz by Anton Diabelli, …
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