Jun 20, 2014 — The World Cup is on, a festival of amazing teamwork and theatric tribalism. Billions of humans love soccer. Are games a mark of intelligence, something we should expect to find across the cosmos?
May 7, 2014 — NASA's Kepler satellite has spotted an Earth-like planet in the habitable zone of another star. Commentator Marcelo Gleiser says this "a truly remarkable achievement."
May 6, 2014 — When we think of life, we think of the Earth. But the universe may have other ideas. Commentator Adam Frank considers the case for life on planets around M-dwarf stars.
Apr 30, 2014 — We are all connected chemically to the universe; life, if it exists out there, will share the same roots as life here. Yet, we must be the only humans in the cosmos, says commentator Marcelo Gleiser.
Mar 10, 2013 — Not only is there no consensus yet on how life might have started on Earth, there is not even any agreement on where it started. But still, many think the mystery of life's origin can be solved. Commentator Wim Hordijk revels in the subject at a conference hosted by Princeton University.
Dec 18, 2012 — Sub-surface water oceans and surface seas of liquid methane. The solar system just outside our doorstep is rich with possibilities. It's a voyage that astronaut-sailors will, one day, embark upon.
Nov 28, 2012 — As science advances, what we call "God" may be in need of serious revision. Especially if we do away with the supernatural when we think of deities.
Jun 26, 2012 — From an astro-biological perspective it just may be that the geometries of an agricultural society are unstable when imposed on top of a complex natural system like a planet.
Dec 14, 2011 — As modern science traces the steps from the big bang to intelligent life, the question of whether we are the rule or the exception leaps to the forefront.