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Stories by Caleb A. Scharf

A Hot Polar Planet

Some exoplanets defy easy explanation, a newly discovered world is no exception

17 minutes ago — Caleb A. Scharf

Moon Talk

What were the Apollo 11 astronauts and controllers really saying to each other?

July 20, 2018 — 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

Why Do Facts Fail?

Why Do Facts Fail?

Deconstructing Denial