Leave the lights on when you go

[Inspired by an article in the Guardian about Voyager 1 and 2] Krishna Patel-Ettah could have blinked and missed the whole thing. He was trying to restore his filters on the company data feed following the latest power outage at the data center. After an hour and little progress, he was just about to give […]

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Five Billion Years of Solitude?

In a recent New York Times review of Lee Billings’ book, Five Billion Years of Solitude, the review, Dennis Overbye, points out how long the odds are of finding other worlds that could host life: Complex life arose here only half a billion years ago, notes James Kasting, a geosciences professor at Penn State, who […]

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