Einstein’s “Greatest Blunder” — Or His Last Laugh?

Einstein’s theory of relativity has survived over a hundred years, having been put to rigorous testing and come out unscathed. But recent conclusions on the accelerating expansion of the universe corroborate a further idea Einstein had posited–and rejected–nearly a century ago.

The Fermi Paradox, Expanded

In a casual conversation in 1950, among a number of eminent physicists of the time, Enrico Fermi asked why we haven’t found evidence of extraterrestrial life. After all, with so many billions of stars out there in the vastness of space, and an even greater number of planets, even if the chances of a planet producing … Continued

NASA: We’ll Find Alien Life In 10 to 20 Years

Are we alone in the universe? Top NASA scientists say the answer is almost certainly “no.” “I believe we are going to have strong indications of life beyond Earth in the next decade and definitive evidence in the next 10 to 20 years,” Ellen Stofan, chief scientist for NASA, said at a public panel Tuesday in Washington. “We know where … Continued

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