Afraid of aliens? The science doesn’t back you up (Synopsis)

“Man has gone out to explore other worlds and other civilizations without having explored his own labyrinth of dark passages and secret chambers, and without finding what lies behind doorways that he himself has sealed.” -Stanisław Lem One of the questions that’s fascinated humanity since we first began looking up at the night sky is … Read moreAfraid of aliens? The science doesn’t back you up (Synopsis)

Will Scientists Ever Discover Life Without A Home Planet? (Synopsis)

“An extrapolation of the genetic complexity of organisms to earlier times suggests that life began before the Earth was formed. Life may have started from systems with single heritable elements that are functionally equivalent to a nucleotide.” -Alexei A. Sharov & Richard Gordon We talk about the origin of life on Earth with bated breath, … Read moreWill Scientists Ever Discover Life Without A Home Planet? (Synopsis)

Eight other worlds in our solar system might have life beyond Earth (Synopsis)

“If I had to describe myself to an alien I’d say I was bigger than the average human, enjoy a drink or two with a good meal and have a bigger head than most. I’d also say I’m really handsome — especially if they were a female alien.” -Dwayne Johnson The Earth, to the best of our … Read moreEight other worlds in our solar system might have life beyond Earth (Synopsis)

After 50 Years Of Missions, We’re Finally Ready To Know: Is There Life On Mars? (Synopsis)

“They say once you grow crops somewhere, you have officially ‘colonized’ it. So technically, I colonized Mars. In your face, Neil Armstrong!” -Andy Weir In the early 1960s, humanity began launching spacecraft to Mars, hoping to find out what the red planet was truly like. While early images revealed a heavily cratered surface, similar to … Read moreAfter 50 Years Of Missions, We’re Finally Ready To Know: Is There Life On Mars? (Synopsis)

Science discovers how complex life came to the Galapagos Islands (Synopsis)

“I was always amused when overtaking one of these great monsters [a tortoise], as it was quietly pacing along, to see how suddenly, the instant I passed, it would draw in its head and legs, and uttering a deep hiss fall to the ground with a heavy sound, as if struck dead. I frequently got … Read moreScience discovers how complex life came to the Galapagos Islands (Synopsis)

Saturn’s Moon, Enceladus, Is Our Closest Great Hope For Life Beyond Earth (Synopsis)

“Aha! That satellite was scuttled on Enceladus, Saturn’s main dump moon!” -Professor Farnsworth, Futurama When you think about life beyond Earth, you likely think of it occurring on a somewhat Earth-like planet. A rocky world, with either a past or present liquid ocean atop the surface, seems ideal. But that might not even be where life … Read moreSaturn’s Moon, Enceladus, Is Our Closest Great Hope For Life Beyond Earth (Synopsis)

Proxima b and the worlds around TRAPPIST-1 may be habitable after all (Synopsis)

“Laws of nature mixed with evolutionary/historical contingencies allow for a range of diversity… [t]hat diversity, within the laws of nature, when I step back a bit from the desk or the computer, still surprises me to no end.” -Adrian Lenardic When it comes to the habitability of a planet, there are a lot of assumptions … Read moreProxima b and the worlds around TRAPPIST-1 may be habitable after all (Synopsis)

How the anthropic principle became the most abused idea in science (Synopsis)

“There is a voice inside of you That whispers all day long, ‘I feel this is right for me, I know that this is wrong.’” -Shel Silverstein When it was first proposed in 1973 by Brandon Carter, there were only two simple statements that one could hardly disagree with concerning the anthropic principle: 1.) We must … Read moreHow the anthropic principle became the most abused idea in science (Synopsis)

Can science prove the existence of God? (Synopsis)

“It’s so easy to become a grumbler, someone who condemns and carps at everything on principle and sees an ulterior motive behind it.” -Eric Metaxas If we find out that we truly are alone in the Universe, whether there’s no other life, intelligent life, or spacefaring life, there’s no doubt that makes us special. But … Read moreCan science prove the existence of God? (Synopsis)

Elements Of Life Discovered Everywhere In The Milky Way (Synopsis)

“Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun. Orbiting this at a distance of roughly ninety-two million miles is an utterly insignificant little blue green planet whose ape-descended life forms are so amazingly primitive that they still think digital … Read moreElements Of Life Discovered Everywhere In The Milky Way (Synopsis)