It’s a long shot, but could at least some of these energy blasts from across the universe come from extraterrestrial civilizations?
Nature is under no obligation to conform to our mathematical ideas—even the most brilliant ones
The ability to come up with truly revolutionary ideas is crucial—and extremely rare
The “cosmic censorship” hypothesis says they shouldn’t exist—but is it possible that we’ve already detected them and misinterpreted their nature?
Call it the Science Readiness Reserves—a group that will anticipate and prepare for rare but disastrous events such as pandemics, asteroid strikes, and more
We should be grateful for the conditions that allow us to exist at all, because they won’t last forever
It’s because the more we learn, the more questions we find to ask
Social distancing imposes hardships, but it can save many millions of lives
A narrow focus on the latest hot topic can be rewarding—but it’s not necessarily a good long-term strategy
It’s not just good for the students; it’s good for us as well
In principle, an advanced civilization could use blasts of light from exploding stars to accelerate spacecraft to extraordinary speeds
It’s unfortunate that some of the most exciting frontiers in modern astrophysics were initially ridiculed as a waste of time