Tag Archives: Civilization

The faster interstellar travel is, the further away intelligent aliens are

Ethan Siegel has an excellent post up exploring the possibility of extraterrestrial civilizations. With hundreds of billions of stars (visible, above, in infrared wavelengths) in our galaxy alone, and literally trillions of planets around them, we have many, many chances … Continue reading

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Ancient Rome Infanticide Practices Did Not Favor Boys After All, DNA Study Suggests

“Now that we can use DNA to tell whether the babies were male or female, we’re starting to revise the commonly held assumptions about infanticide in the Roman world,” said Kristina Killgrove, a bioarchaeologist at the University of West Florida, … Continue reading

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Beasts or gods; why a War Of The Worlds is very unlikely

One of the scenarios that is often played out in science fiction is what would happen if we encountered an alien civilization. ¬†Often, we are portrayed as defending Earth from an alien invasion or fighting battles with the aliens in … Continue reading

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