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CBS News
Would aliens really kill us, "Independence Day"-style?to incinerate humans. But some films portray aliens as benign, such as 1997's
Would aliens really kill us, "Independence Day"-style?
CBS News / Posted yesterday
to incinerate humans. But some films portray aliens as benign, such as 1997's "Contact," based on a 1980s book written by Carl Sagan. A signal begins spouting prime numbers, which Jodie Foster's SETI (search for extraterrestrial intelligence) team... Read more
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The Aspen Times
Tickets to Aspen Ideas Festival public events still availableEarnest. 7:45 to 8:45 a.m. at Hotel Jerome - Thousands of New Worlds - Newly d
Tickets to Aspen Ideas Festival public events still available
The Aspen Times / Posted 4 days ago
Earnest. 7:45 to 8:45 a.m. at Hotel Jerome - Thousands of New Worlds - Newly discovered planets by Lisa Katlenegger from Carl Sagan Institute 7:15-8:45 p.m. at Paecpke Auditorium - Sonita (Film and Discussion) 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Hotel Jerome... Read more
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Boston Globe
At Mass MoCA, wondering about wonderbelonged to the project’s creative director, Ann Druyan. It was recorded just a
At Mass MoCA, wondering about wonder
Boston Globe / Posted 6 days ago
belonged to the project’s creative director, Ann Druyan. It was recorded just a few days after she and the astronomer Carl Sagan were secretly engaged. How wonderful to know that the sound of human life that aliens may one day discover is that... Read more
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Lifehacker Australia
10 Scientific And Tech Visionaries Who Experimented With Drugstaken LSD ever; would I have still invented PCR?” To which he replied, “I don’t
10 Scientific And Tech Visionaries Who Experimented With Drugs
Lifehacker Australia / Posted 6 days ago
taken LSD ever; would I have still invented PCR?” To which he replied, “I don’t know. I doubt it. I seriously doubt it.” 1. Carl Sagan: Marijuana Preeminent astrophysicist and cosmologist Carl Sagan not only smoked marijuana regularly, he was also... Read more
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The Hindu
Back and forth about father timescience still doesn’t know if wormhole travel is possible. While Interstellar’
Back and forth about father time
The Hindu / Posted 9 days ago
science still doesn’t know if wormhole travel is possible. While Interstellar’s wormhole may be more similar to the one Carl Sagan posited in Contact, it’s very interesting how they dealt with time as a concept within and outside a wormhole.... Read more
9d
Variety
‘Independence Day: Resurgence’ Promo Explains How Dr. Okun Can Returnshow that fans shouldn’t have jumped to conclusions. The clip compares Okun to
‘Independence Day: Resurgence’ Promo Explains How Dr. Okun Can Return
Variety / Posted 9 days ago
show that fans shouldn’t have jumped to conclusions. The clip compares Okun to historic geniuses such as Stephen Hawking, Carl Sagan and Albert Einstein before taking a look back at his life. Okun excelled at some subjects, while being... Read more
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Lake Tahoe News
A father's letter to his daughtera better world is possible, and that I’d do what I could to help bring such a w
A father's letter to his daughter
Lake Tahoe News / Posted 10 days ago
a better world is possible, and that I’d do what I could to help bring such a world about. A world that is, in the words of Carl Sagan, “worthy of our children.” Your birth, and the birth of each baby, is a vote for hope and determination regardless... Read more
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Hamilton News
CHURCH MATTERS: Do the mathThe late Carl Sagan began his television lectures with the presumptuous stateme
CHURCH MATTERS: Do the math
Hamilton News / Posted 11 days ago
The late Carl Sagan began his television lectures with the presumptuous statement, “The Cosmos is all there is, all there ever was, and all there ever will be.” More recently, New Atheists such as Richard Dawkins and Daniel Dennett have insisted that... Read more
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Mountain View Voice
Finding Doryeven if you're the last person on Earth to see the light -- you'll never forget
Finding Dory
Mountain View Voice / Posted 11 days ago
even if you're the last person on Earth to see the light -- you'll never forget it," said astronomer and science populist Carl Sagan. It's apt that the man who spoke of vast space as the "cosmic ocean" should have inadvertently encapsulated... Read more
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Pleasanton Weekly
Finding Dory | Movieseven if you're the last person on Earth to see the light -- you'll never forget
Finding Dory | Movies
Pleasanton Weekly / Posted 11 days ago
even if you're the last person on Earth to see the light -- you'll never forget it," said astronomer and science populist Carl Sagan. It's apt that the man who spoke of vast space as the "cosmic ocean" should have inadvertently encapsulated... Read more
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PhysOrg
Relax, it'll be 1,500 years before aliens contact uscourse, The Search for Life in the Universe, taught by Terzian. As an aficionad
Relax, it'll be 1,500 years before aliens contact us
PhysOrg / Posted 12 days ago
course, The Search for Life in the Universe, taught by Terzian. As an aficionado of the late Cornell astronomy professor Carl Sagan, who contemplated this very problem, Solomonides explained in a Sagan-esque way:"We are on the third planet around... Read more
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PhysOrg
Astronaut Ron Garan says space travel for all will make the Earth a better placeand movement. Astronauts who have gone even further have seen it turn into the
Astronaut Ron Garan says space travel for all will make the Earth a better place
PhysOrg / Posted 18 days ago
and movement. Astronauts who have gone even further have seen it turn into the "pale blue dot" described so emotively by Carl Sagan. I caught up with former NASA astronaut Ron Garan, who has both flown and walked in space, at the One Young World... Read more
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The Hindu
Nirmal Shekar column on Muhammad Ali: Ali and the illusion of immortalityin queue, that one day we might have to vacate the tiny space that we occupy in
Nirmal Shekar column on Muhammad Ali: Ali and the illusion of immortality
The Hindu / Posted 20 days ago
in queue, that one day we might have to vacate the tiny space that we occupy in a planet that the late, debonair scientist Carl Sagan called “The Pale Blue Dot.” Then again, life would be much less invigorating, much less interesting, much less... Read more
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International Business Times
RIP E.T. – Alien life on most exoplanets dies young life in the universe should not inform our estimates of the probability of life
RIP E.T. – Alien life on most exoplanets dies young
International Business Times / Posted 21 days ago
life in the universe should not inform our estimates of the probability of life beyond Earth. In his book Pale Blue Dot, Carl Sagan reminded us that "in our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to... Read more
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The Verge
XCOM 2 review: Sci-fi strategy that’s deeper and more dauntingCarl Sagan, on the other hand, was a ruthless killer who preferred to get up in
XCOM 2 review: Sci-fi strategy that’s deeper and more daunting
The Verge / Posted 21 days ago
Carl Sagan, on the other hand, was a ruthless killer who preferred to get up in the mandibles of the aliens he murdered, slicing up anyone that came close with a glowing electric machete, and blasting away anything else with a souped-up shotgun.... Read more
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Daily Mail
Experts claim extraterrestrials 'die young' on other planetsSETI because when we explore new regions of parameter space, we often find the
Experts claim extraterrestrials 'die young' on other planets
Daily Mail / Posted 22 days ago
SETI because when we explore new regions of parameter space, we often find the unexpected. In his book Pale Blue Dot, Carl Sagan reminded us that 'in our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to... Read more
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PhysOrg
Alien life on most exoplanets likely dies youngSETI because when we explore new regions of parameter space, we often find the
Alien life on most exoplanets likely dies young
PhysOrg / Posted 22 days ago
SETI because when we explore new regions of parameter space, we often find the unexpected. In his book Pale Blue Dot, Carl Sagan reminded us that "in our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to... Read more
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PhysOrg
3-D simulations illuminate supernova explosionshere would be present. Credit: Sean Couch, Michigan State University In the lan
3-D simulations illuminate supernova explosions
PhysOrg / Posted 25 days ago
here would be present. Credit: Sean Couch, Michigan State University In the landmark television series "Cosmos," astronomer Carl Sagan famously proclaimed, "We are made of star stuff." At the end of their life cycles, these massive stars explode in... Read more
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Mashable
Space entrepreneur: Why build apps when you can make satellites?to NASA and space startups, but it's come naturally to Chris Boshuizen. Growin
Space entrepreneur: Why build apps when you can make satellites?
Mashable / Posted 27 days ago
to NASA and space startups, but it's come naturally to Chris Boshuizen. Growing up in rural New South Wales, Boshuizen has Carl Sagan to thank for his choice of career path. The beloved astronomer's television show Cosmos was the only program... Read more
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PhysOrg
Science communication training should be about more than just how to transmit knowledgeto come naturally. Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson currently has more than f
Science communication training should be about more than just how to transmit knowledge
PhysOrg / Posted 28 days ago
to come naturally. Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson currently has more than five million Twitter followers. Astronomer Carl Sagan enraptured audiences for decades as a ubiquitous cosmic sage on American televisions. And Stephen Jay Gould's... Read more
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express
The Saturday briefing: Knowledge is powerunderstandable units, they work out at: a) just over 11 and a half days; b) 31.
The Saturday briefing: Knowledge is power
express / Posted 1 months ago
understandable units, they work out at: a) just over 11 and a half days; b) 31.7 years; c) 31,709 years. The astronomer Carl Sagan celebrated his two billionth second when he turned 63. The Queen will celebrate her three billionth second in five... Read more

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