QuoteWhat can modern results in astrobiology tell us about the prospects for finding intelligent life elsewhere in the Universe?
The famous Drake equation, which provides a rough estimate of the number of civilisations in our galaxy, predicts that space should be teaming with aliens. So where are they and why have we not found them yet?
QuoteThis is the complete audiobook God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything by Christopher Hitchens, narrated by Christopher Hitchens. The book, a withering criticism of monotheistic revelations, was originally published on May 1, 2007.
Christopher Hitchens (1949-2011) was an English author, essayist, journalist, and writer of over 30 books, including five collections of essays.
QuoteHow does a robin know to fly south? The answer might be weirder than you think: Quantum physics may be involved. Jim Al-Khalili rounds up the extremely new, extremely strange world of quantum biology, where something Einstein once called "spooky action at a distance" helps birds navigate, and quantum effects might explain the origin of life itself.
QuoteGod, they say, is in the details. But could God also be in our frontal lobes? Every culture from the dawn of humankind has imagined planes of existence beyond the reach of our senses, spiritual domains that shape our Earthly experiences. Why do beliefs of the fantastic hold such powerful sway over our species? Is there something in our evolutionary history that points to an answer? Does neuroscience hold the key? Straddling the gap between science and religion, Brian Greene is joined by renowned neuroscientists, anthropologists, and evolutionary biologists, to explore one of the most profound mysteries of our existence.
QuoteYou've probably heard that the supervolcano under Yellowstone National Park is a ticking time bomb ready to go off at any time. But as it turns out, volcanologists aren't too worried about it.