A Wrinkle in Nature Could Lead to Alien Life
Aliens:There may be more than one way to tune a universe for life.
Who Said Nobody Read Isaac Newton?
Literature:It’s a myth that legendary works in science aren’t read.
We Never Know Exactly Where We’re Going in Outer Space
Astronomy:Adventures in space travel remind us how imprecisely we measure reality.
Take Our Virtual Trip to Mars
Astronomy:See where NASA’s Mars 2020 mission will go and what it may find.
The Universe Has Made Almost All the Stars It Will Ever Make
Astronomy:Black holes are cosmic dimmers.
Mars Is a Second-Rate Backup Plan
Astronomy:On the red planet, existential threats abound.
The Trouble with Counting Alien Civilizations
Aliens:Life on Earth is a sketchy guide to intelligent life in the cosmos.
Galaxy Simulations Offer a New Solution to the Fermi Paradox
Reprinted with permission from Quanta Magazine’s Abstractions blog. As far as anyone knows, we have always been alone. It’s just us on this pale blue dot, “home to everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of,” as Carl Sagan so memorably put it. No one has called or dropped by. And yet […]