Curious Kids: We have been trying to contact aliens – but do they want to contact us?

Aliens might want to contact us for the same reasons we are looking for them.

Jacco van Loon, Astrophysicist and Director of Keele Observatory, Keele University • conversation
Feb. 3, 2021 ~5 min

Wormholes may be lurking in the universe – and new studies are proposing ways of finding them

Calculations show that wormholes should create a spectacular display of gamma rays that we could try to observe.

Andreea Font, Senior Lecturer of Astrophysics, Liverpool John Moores University • conversation
Jan. 13, 2021 ~7 min

From floating guts to 'sticky' blood – here's how to do surgery in space

Space agencies are seeking new ways to be prepared for a surgical emergency on a mission to Mars.

Nina Louise Purvis, Postgraduate Researcher in Space Medicine, King's College London • conversation
July 8, 2020 ~7 min

SpaceX reaches for milestone in spaceflight – a private company launches astronauts into orbit

SpaceX's launch of astronauts to the International Space Station will make it the first private company to launch humans to space. The effort has ramifications for NASA and spaceflight in general.

Wendy Whitman Cobb, Professor of Strategy and Security Studies, US Air Force School of Advanced Air and Space Studies • conversation
May 22, 2020 ~7 min

Coronavirus quarantine could provide lessons for future space travel on how regular people weather isolation

Understanding isolation's effects on regular people, rather than those certified to have 'the right stuff,' will help prepare us for the future, whether another pandemic or interplanetary space travel.

Inga Popovaite, Ph.D. Candidate in Sociology, University of Iowa • conversation
April 20, 2020 ~7 min

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