The saving grace for Europe and North America will be their relative affluence and greater levels of education.
Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space shows how rivalries developed during the fraught search for gravitational revenge.
For all our progress, the mechanisms of life remain stubbornly elusive.
If you want to know how likely we are to find a ninth planet lurking at the edge of our solar system, it is worth considering hunches elsewhere in science.
Some of the materials needed for scientific research are becoming scarce.
Money talks when it comes to climate change
This is what human beings do. We wander over landscapes, whether terrestrial, cosmic or conceptual, looking for something different, better, more interesting.
“Is there life on Mars?” seemed like an epoch-defining question.
Seeking alien contact could be the thing that triggers our own implosion.
Welcome to the world of synthetic biology.
When planning, it often seems one person gets their way. But there is an alternative.