This Week in the Future, July 18-22, 2011

This week in the future Stars: They’re Just Like Us!: Burt Reynolds caught with a fake ID, just like college students across the nation. Burt, we know there’s a certain other Burt who got honored with a PopSci post this week–but even if you’re not an aerospace pioneer, we’ll always have a special place in our heart for the Bandit. (Note: This PopSci celebrity news brief has as much truth to it as your average celebrity gossip. Which is to say, none.)

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