Landslides on Pluto Happened Quickly
May 7, 2020
If Pluto is really 4.6 billion years old, something happened almost instantaneously out there some time ago. In planetary science, where experts are accustomed to thinking everything is billions of years old, sudden unique events present problems. Almost everything should have settled down by now into a routine. One can certainly argue for exceptions, where […]
Is Climate Change An Existential Threat?
March 26, 2020
There's an uncanny parallel between climate change and evolution: which is, how skeptics of the consensus are treated.
Astrobiology: The Perfect Swarm
March 6, 2020
Come join the Astrobiology Storytelling Society! You'll never be out of work!
Mars InSighters and Mars InBlinders
February 25, 2020
The Mars Insight lander has been on the red planet for a year, looking for evidence of geological activity and life.
How to Lubricate Your Body’s Gears
January 23, 2020
You have gears in your spine. Ask these Swedish researchers who say so, and learn some gear maintenance skills, too.
How Astrobiology Could Be Scientific
January 9, 2020
Despite its propensity for wild speculation about life in space, there's one way Astrobiology could provide useful science.