February 23, 2015

How will life on earth compare to life for the Mars One pioneers?

Mars Mission, British Martianaut Maggie Lieu’s Log  Day One: Stardate 22/02/2025.  Hello Mission Control…. Just kidding! Hi mum, hi dad, or should I say earthlings! Well, […]
February 21, 2015

Top Futurist Predictions About Space That Remain Unfulfilled

Where are You Captain Kirk? The TV series and the full length movies are things of the past, only available as old re-runs on minor cable […]
February 10, 2015

Who’s Out There—Revisiting the Drake Equation

Frank Drake wrote his famous equation in 1961 while planning an early SETI meeting. He came up with a list of probabilities to predict the chance […]
January 20, 2015

The Five Oddest Kaiju Ever Committed To Celluloid

Once upon a time, I wanted to honor my favorite creatures from Japanese-style giant monster movies – kaiju, in other words–and picked an all-time top five. […]
January 8, 2015

Who’s Out There—The Probability For Exolife Rises

Looking back at the year 2014—some breakthroughs in both biochemistry and astronomy have made the prospects for finding life more probable in our solar system and elsewhere. Two […]
January 3, 2015

So – You’re Still Interested in Astronomy? Galilean moons

Hello again. Last time, we looked at the many moons of Jupiter – well, 63 of them at any rate. If you remember, Jupiter has 67 […]
December 12, 2014

Apollo 17 and the Case for Returning to the Moon

It’s been two generations since the moon was eclipsed in NASA’s priorities Richard Nixon was a lunar buzzkill—but at least he was honest about it. During […]
December 5, 2014

Who’s Out There—Right- or Left-Handers or Both?

The artificial life research tide may be shifting at last, from dry  robots and clever software back to wet chemistry. Gerald Joyce and Jonathan Sczepanski at the […]
November 26, 2014

Is the Wormhole in 'Interstellar' Possible?

Sci-fi fans who hope humanity can one day zoom to distant corners of the universe via wormholes, as astronauts do in the recent film “Interstellar,” shouldn’t […]