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Antarctic Journal
5 months ago

Antarctic Journal

Antarctica’s Thwaites Glacier is enormous, remote, starkly beautiful — and a focal point for global sea level rise predictions. Since 2018, under the auspices of the International Thwaites Glacier Collaboration, eight …
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Back of the Mind
9 months ago

Back of the Mind

It’s the type of play only a coach would remember.

The Army defense comes with a “cat” blitz. Aston Walter, Rice’s running back, recognizes the look, blocks the oncoming …
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Space Stories
12 months ago

Space Stories

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[tw-column width=”one-half”] 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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When You Wish Upon a Star
12 months ago

When You Wish Upon a Star

This article appeared originally in the Fall 2003 issue of Rice Sallyport and has been lightly edited.

Peggy Whitson, an adjunct assistant professor in Rice’s Department of Biochemistry and …
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A long road to a perfect launch
12 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
12 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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Triple Owl Flies High
12 months ago

Triple Owl Flies High

When Shannon Walker ’87 blasted off June 16 for a six-month stint aboard the International Space Station (ISS), she knew that keeping in touch with her husband and fellow astronaut, …
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Excerpt: The World As It Is
1 year ago

Excerpt: The World As It Is

EDITOR’S NOTE: Below is the full first chapter of Ben Rhodes’ personal memoir of his White House years. In advance of his visit to Houston last November, where Rhodes attended …
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Podcasts and Perspectives
1 year ago

Podcasts and Perspectives

“Tête-à-Tête” is a new podcast series created by Rice Architecture, featuring conversations between architecture students and renowned and unconventional figures from the field of architecture.

Listen to the entire …
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20 under 30
2 years ago

20 under 30

Comically Talented

Ruchir Shah ’12 is an entrepreneur, comic book author, stand-up comedian and a recent graduate of Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. His accomplishments are …
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