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Astrobiology is a relatively recent area of study that investigates the origin and evolution of life in the universe. Being an astrobiologist combines perspectives from…View More What’s it like working as an astrobiologist?
The first living organism on Earth emerged approximately three and a half billion years ago. Since then, life has evolved into countless forms and colonized…View More Deflecting Existential Risk with Space Colonization
What role do popular science books play? If done right, they cultivate interest in science among everyday people. Sometimes, they spur readers to become scientists…View More Popular Science Books: Creating Excitement and Enthusiasm
Recently, an interstellar object named ‘Oumuamua entered our solar system. It was the first such observed object in recorded history. Scientists were thus already watching…View More Mainstreaming SETI: ‘Oumuamua and Light-sails