Mike Branom took up space in school, although he now thinks he should rephrase that. During his career in journalism, he covered six space shuttle launches—and one disaster. He lives in Pasadena, Calif., home to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Caltech.

EAT IT

Foodscaping is the new landscaping, and it’s not just a trend for homes. In neighborhoods considered ‘food deserts,’ it could be a lifeline.

TO INFINITY

No Man’s Sky lets players explore space like never before—and is so scientifically accurate that experts are celebrating its (to be announced) release.

VROOM

High-dollar rides are cheap in California compared to Shanghai, so entrepreneurs pay straw buyers cash to snap them up and send ’em overseas. Automakers want to stop them, but dealers don’t want to play cop.