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40 Billion Ways to Dance

Mark Morford | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Mark Morford

Go ahead, try it. Step outside tonight and glance skyward, pick any star and then visualize its own rocky, Earthy little ball orbiting around it, with some form of life potentially dancing a tango on top.

Can Alec Baldwin Crash a Plane With a Cell Phone?

Eric Korpela | Posted 04.07.2012 | Science
Eric Korpela

Your cell phone is very unlikely to cause a crash, but look at it from the FAA's perspective. There is a very, very small chance that the seven seconds it takes to turn off your phone and the 30 seconds it takes to turn it back on could save 300 lives.

Life at the SETI Institute: Meet Dr. Jill Tarter -- Video

SETI Institute | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
SETI Institute

This one-minute excerpt comes from a special colloquium celebrating the 25th anniversary of the SETI Institute. Watch a video of Dr. Jill Tarter giv...