13.7: Cosmos And Culture13.7: Cosmos And Culture

Commentary On Science And Society

A voter fills out a ballot Sunday in Jersey City, New Jersey. Gov. Chris Christie ordered early-voting stations to stay open through the weekend. Andrew Burton/Getty Images hide caption

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A condemned house in the Ocean Breeze area of New York City's Staten Island. Most homes in the seaside community were inundated by the ocean surge from superstorm Sandy. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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The Earth rises behind the Apollo 11 lunar module during its return flight from the Moon's surface. The audacity of what can be done far way sometimes puts earthly challenges in perspective. Astronaut Michael Collins/NASA hide caption

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An image provided by SeaWorld San Diego shows Kasatka in December 2004 with a calf she had given birth to just days before. Mike Aguilera/SeaWorld San Diego/Getty Images hide caption

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