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Stories by Caleb A. Scharf

Dust Bowl Mars

As our robotic rovers experience a global storm on Mars it’s an opportunity to reflect on billions of dry, dusty years

July 14, 2018 — Caleb A. Scharf

The Worst Universe

There's a lot to be learned by exploring pessimistic scientific scenarios

July 12, 2018 — Caleb A. Scharf

The Erosion of Reality

The most immediate AI threat may be the distortion of truth; something we, and other species, have been doing for a long time

June 17, 2018 — Caleb A. Scharf

The Human Strain

We used to live on a planet with other thinking, two-legged beings, and that could inform us about intelligence in the universe

June 2, 2018 — Caleb A. Scharf

This Island Earth

One planet, modified by life, racing into the future. Our species should gear up

April 29, 2018 — Caleb A. Scharf

The Moon in 4K

Using updated survey data a stunning ultrahigh-definition tour of the lunar surface brings our satellite to life

April 15, 2018 — Caleb A. Scharf

The Distant Shores of Mars

A complex interplay of gravity, volcanoes and planetary wobble could pin down the age of oceans on Mars

April 1, 2018 — Caleb A. Scharf

SETI, the Next Generation?

Time to bring the search for extraterrestrial technosignatures all the way in from the cold

February 25, 2018 — Caleb A. Scharf