You Are Made Of Stardust

Jill Tarter has one of the best jobs in the world. She is an astronomer. Her niche area in astronomy? Searching for extraterrestrial intelligence. You have to take note when she speaks. Why? Here is a partial list of her achievements: Project Director at SETI (Search for ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence) Fellow of the American Association for […]

I Went To The Museum

The irony wasn’t obvious at first. But by the time I’d read to the end of the Denisovan piece, and checked a thing or two, it was clear. DNA analysis from a 50,000-year-old finger found in a Siberian cave confirms it belonged to human ancestors called the Denisovans.┬áDenisovans? An ancient civilisation? Visitors from an alien […]

Point Your iPad At The Sky

Michael Leunig is an official ‘Australian Living Treasure’. He is best known for his minimalist, laconic cartoons, often without captions, which do seem to capture many of our insecurities. Sometimes they don’t work. Often they do and we are enthralled. Although opinions vary, I feel one of his best depicts a father and his young […]