It sucks to live on the other side of the world of people you care about, because you can’t ever share any experiences, right? Wrong. Every 105 or so years you can.

There’s one thing that connects you to every other person, everyone you care about, no matter where they are around the world. And that’s the cosmos.  So even if you’re on the other side of the world from people you care about, you can still share real life experiences (ones …

Our search for alien life might not only be misguided and pointless but also arrogant and egomaniacal, and therefore dumb (is biological life the supreme form of existence?).

In the intro to the ‘Alien Contact’ event at next month’s World Science Festival in Brisbane it says: Humanity is on the verge of discovering alien life…NASA estimates we’ll find definitive evidence of aliens within 20 to 30 years. Which begs the question: And then what? But really? Are we? Firstly, why …

‘Holy flying fuck, that thing took off.’ – The Philosophy of SpaceX & Elon Musk [SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy taking off, and its outer cores landing, is god damn incredible and could give you goosebumps (and why)

Why are things like seeing panoramic views of cities (say, from the top of skyscrapers or the Eiffel Tower for example) so appealing and so captivating? It’s possible that it’s because we attempt to process in our brains what we, as individuals and as humanity, has achieved, and are capable …

Everything in billions of years of evolution, and everyone and everything you care about is the size of that (sort of) dot on my hand. You’re welcome.

Step 1 – Get a pen: Step 2 – Make a dot: Step 3 – Use your eyeball sockets and specifically your eyeball balls to look at the dot: That’s the size of Earth when you look at it from 900 miles away.  Everything ever than anyone ever did, or …

How to time-travel on $0.00 a day

I’ve said it before and I’ll say one more time right up in here right here right now: travelling through time is god damn freaking hard. And when those pesky physicists finally figure out how to do it, you can bet your sweet bippy it’s going to cost more than a train …