Tag: galaxy

  • Civilization 36 and Bubblebees

    Using new calculations, scientists theorize that there are likely 36 intelligent civilizations in our galaxy today capable of communicating with others. How did they get to that precise number? Anthony and Jeff dig into the data, and what it means for sci-fi dreams. Then, the problem of dying bees has forced researchers to find new ways to pollinate crops. The newest? Using bubbles! Jeff and Anthony discuss the whimsical approach to a very worrisome problem. [more]

  • One Last One Fermi

    The sheer abundance of stars in the universe suggests that, somewhere, an intelligent lifeform should be warming itself on a distant planet. Even if life evolves rarely, ET should be phoning. Yet, by all appearances, humanity seems to be flying solo in our galaxy, and perhaps the universe. Many solutions have been proposed to solve this riddle, known as the Fermi Paradox. Researchers of Oxford University’s Future of Humanity Institute believe It’s likely intelligent life doesn’t exist at all, outside of Earth. Jeff and Anthony think we're lacking supporting evidence of such. [more]

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