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Bringing the Drake Equation up to date.
Humans may have one thing that advanced aliens don’t—consciousness.
When I read that more than a billion animals had lost their lives to bushfires still raging in Australia, I froze, staring at the incomprehensible figure on my screen. A sort of sinking…Read More
Did you know that there are many scientists who devote their working lives to skillfully charting out the most unassuming chunks of our solar system—chunks that none of our species will…Read More
Would you like to be more rational? Of course you would. Who doesn’t want to behave and think more reasonably? Good news: New research, from Harvard psychologist Ellen Langer, suggests…Read More
Reprinted with permission from Quanta Magazine’s Abstractions blog.What lies beyond all we can see? The question may seem unanswerable. Nevertheless, some cosmologists have a response:…Read More