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Opinion Essays by Avi Loeb   (in reverse chronological order)      Harvard logo

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*"Interstellar Curiosity" (May 29, 2024)

*"Antimatter Engines" (May 28, 2024)

*"Is Extraterrestrial Intervention Needed for Peace and Prosperity on Earth?" (May 26, 2024)

*"Will ET or AI Represent Our First Encounter with Superhuman Intelligence?" (May 25, 2024)

*"Fast Meteors Are Not Always Interstellar" (May 23, 2024)

*"A Musical Piece About `Oumuamua" (May 21, 2024)

*"Surviving as an Extremophile in the Acidic Life of Academia" (May 21, 2024)

*"Are Dyson Spheres Real?" (May 20, 2024)

*"An Argument Against Speeding Tickets" (May 19, 2024)

*"For the Love of the Unfamiliar" (May 18, 2024)

*"What Does It Mean to Be Intelligent?" (May 16, 2024)

*"The Colorful Mass Loss of the Sun" (May 15, 2024)

*"Elon Musk's Uncertainty About Aliens Can Be Resolved by the Scientific Method" (May 13, 2024)

*"Going Against the Wind" (May 11, 2024)

*"Is the Observed Jitter of the Sun Induced by Asteroids and Not Gravitational Waves?" (May 9, 2024)

*"Three Paradigm Shifts About Rocks: Ridicules Which Turned Into Cherished Scientific Truths" (May 6, 2024)

*"A Free Ride Away from Earth" (May 5, 2024)

*"The Nearest Black Hole to Earth" (May 4, 2024)

*"Did an Interstellar Gardener Seed Earth with Aerobic Bacteria?" (May 2, 2024)

*"Smoke and Mirrors Versus Signatures of Extraterrestrial Life" (April 30, 2024)

*"Do Magnetic Monopoles Exist?" (April 30, 2024)

*"Fact-Based AI as a Tool for Education" (April 28, 2024)

*"On Negative Mass, Time Travel and Aliens" (April 27, 2024)

*"Our Biggest Existential Threat is Superficiality" (April 26, 2024)

*"Complexity Nurtures Intelligence" (April 24, 2024)

*"Shining Light on Cosmic Hydrogen" (April 22, 2024)

*"Our Cosmic Exodus" (April 21, 2024)

*"The Art of Being Right by Finding a Message in a Bottle" (April 19, 2024)

*"My Unrehearsed TED Talk" (April 17, 2024)

*"When Did Life Start in the Universe?" (April 15, 2024)

*"Our Cosmic Cradle Allows Us To Become Interstellar Gardeners" (April 13, 2024)

*"The Shadow of an Alien Civilization" (April 11, 2024)

*"There is No Eclipse of Solar Neutrinos" (April 9, 2024)

*"Our Rare Moment Under the Sun" (April 8, 2024)

*"Is Dark Energy Evolving?" (April 7, 2024)

*"Good News: The Recent Taiwan and New Jersey Earthquakes Were Not Trigerred by Humans!" (April 6, 2024)

*"Can Starship-like Rockets Escape Habitable Exoplanets?" (April 5, 2024)

*"A New Expedition in Search for the Wreckage of IM1" (April 4, 2024)

*"Many-Body Systems of Heavenly Objects or People" (April 3, 2024)

*"Is the Grass Greener on Exoplanets?" (April 2, 2024)

*"Identifying the Unidentified with the Rubin and Galileo Observatories" (March 31, 2024)

*"In Praise of Advances Away from the Mean" (March 29, 2024)

*"Collision of Suns Moving Close to the Speed of Light Around a Black Hole" (March 29, 2024)

*"Thank God for Fact Checking!" (March 28, 2024)

*"Exploring the Unknown in Arts and Sciences" (March 26, 2024)

*"Reality Must Be Imagined, For It To Be Understood" (March 25, 2024)

*"Being Curious and Humble is Key For Learning" (March 24, 2024)

*"What Caps the Mass of the Most Massive Black Holes?" (March 22, 2024)

*"Techno-Signatures Might Be the Most Accessible Bio-Signatures" (March 22, 2024)

*"Why is Childlike Bullying More Prevalent Than Childlike Curiosity?" (March 20, 2024)

*"Would You Like To Be Immortal?" (March 19, 2024)

*"The Promise of the Spring Equinox" (March 18, 2024)

*"Exceeding the Escape Velocity is a Signof Intelligence" (March 17, 2024)

*"For the Love of the Printed Word" (March 15, 2024)

*"A Packed Session on Exciting Science" (March 14, 2024)

*"A Meteor is a Truck According to The New York Times" (March 13, 2024)

*"The Thrill is all About the Search" (March 10, 2024)

*"Having a Chip on Your Shoulder" (March 9, 2024)

*"Chemical Composition of Unfamiliar Origin from the Pacific Ocean Site of the IM1 Meteor" (March 8, 2024)

*"Clearing Rilke's Mystic Fog Over Nature" (March 6, 2024)

*"Would Albert Einstein End Up in Academia in 2024?" (March 5, 2024)

*"Food for Thought For Gen Z, Fast and Processed" (March 5, 2024)

*"Politically-Incorrect Astronomy" (March 4, 2024)

*"What a Wonderful World!" (March 3, 2024)

*"Fireballs in the Desert, Brighter Thank Oppenheimer's Trinity" (March 2, 2024)

*"Looking at the Stars, but Living in the Gutter" (February 29, 2024)

*"Milky-Way Tourism" (February 27, 2024)

*"Staying Young at 62 Out of 13.8-Billion Years" (February 26, 2024)

*"The Moon Will Die on Earth in 7.6 Billion Years" (February 24, 2024)

*"Seeking the Second Interstellar Meteor" (February 22, 2024)

*"What Does Extraterrestrial Intelligence Look Like?" (February 21, 2024)

*"What Have We Done to Deserve a Cosmic Partner?" (February 20, 2024)

*"Embracing Nicolaus Copernicus in Torun" (February 18, 2024)

*"Lessons from the Munich Security Conference" (February 16, 2024)

*"Science and Politics" (February 15, 2024)

*"Science Without Borders" (February 14, 2024)

*"Searching for Space Trash" (February 12, 2024)

*"Can Technological Civilizations Move Stars?" (February 11, 2024)

*"We Are Not Alone!" (February 10, 2024)

*"A Gift from the Sky" (February 8, 2024)

*"Let Us Focus on Being Intelligent" (February 7, 2024)

*"Losing Weight by Relocating" (February 5, 2024)

*"A Sunshade to Protect the Earth's Climate Would be Perforated by Micrometeoroids" (February 4, 2024)

*"Will Brain Chip Implants Enable "Thought Police"?" (February 2, 2024)

*"Are We "Sentinelese" on Island Earth in the Ocean of Interstellar Space?" (February 1, 2024)

*"It Does Not Depend on Context" (January 31, 2024)

*"Our Birth in the Local Bubble" (January 29, 2024)

*"Space Debris on Our Way to the Stars" (January 27, 2024)

*"Are Humans Fundamentally Different from AI" (January 26, 2024)

*"The Ethics of Astrobiology" (January 24, 2024)

*"The Faculties of Arts and Sciences" (January 23, 2024)

*"Limited Supplies in Our Cosmic Future" (January 22, 2024)

*"Coincidences of Our Sun and Moon: Are We Exceptionally Lucky?" (January 20, 2024)

*"Doing Science for Its Own Sake" (January 19, 2024)

*"A Spacecraft to Probe the Universe" (January 17, 2024)

*"New Knowledge Does Not Usually Fall into Our Lap" (January 15, 2024)

*"Who Should Be Held Legally Liable to Unpredictable AI?" (January 14, 2024)

*"Political Agendas Are Dangerous for Academia" (January 13, 2024)

*"The World is Seriously Broken: Can We Still Fix It?" (January 11, 2024)

*"The Interstellar Real Estate Industry" (January 10, 2024)

*"The BeLaU Spherules from IM1's Site Are Not Coal Ash" (January 9, 2024)

*"Are Galaxies "Going Bananas" At Early Cosmic Times?" (January 8, 2024)

*"The Cosmic Race Between Stars and Black Holes" (January 6, 2024)

*"Are Aliens Made Mostly of Oxygen?" (January 4, 2024)

*"A New Vision for Harvard" (January 2, 2024)

*"The Benefits of Aging on Earth Versus Space" (January 1, 2024)

*"Celebrating the Ten-Year Anniversary of the First Identified Interstellar Meteor" (December 31, 2023)

*"Academic Bubbles Are More Dangerous Thank Black Holes" (December 29, 2023)

*"From Farm to High Table" (December 26, 2023)

*"A Retreat from Harvard in the Holy Land" (December 24, 2023)

*"The Universal Benefits of Communication" (December 21, 2023)

*"Our Nearest Neighbors" (December 19, 2023)

*"Detecting the Undetectable" (December 17, 2023)

*"Intelligence Means Exponential Growth" (December 16, 2023)

*"A Menorah of Stars Over Our Head" (December 14, 2023)

*"All Habitable World Come to an End" (December 12, 2023)

*"A Heartfelt Letter to Harvard's President, Claudine Gay" (December 10, 2023)

*"It Takes Two Black Holes to Tango" (December 10, 2023)

*"The Biggest Mouth in the Universe" (December 8, 2023)

*"New Physics or Misinformation?" (December 5, 2023)

*"We Are Probably Not The Top Gun Civilization" (December 3, 2023)

*"Look Up for Anomalies" (December 1, 2023)

*"On the Stage at CERN's Globe of Science and Innovation" (November 28, 2023)

*"From Ashes to Ashes: Superficial Toxicity is the Enemy of Curiosity Driven Innovation in Science" (November 25, 2023)

*"Even the Tiniest Frog Can Become an Astronaut by Jumping Out of the Surface of a Mile-Size Asteroid" (November 22, 2023)

*"Are UAPs Relics from an Earlier Technological Civilization on Earth?" (November 20, 2023)

*"The Rocket Effect on Earth" (November 18, 2023)

*"New Knowledge Must Be Learned, Not Preached" (November 15, 2023)

*"The Invisible Sky in Neutrinos" (November 13, 2023)

*"Keep Your Inspiration from the Stars!" (November 12, 2023)

*"Mystery Sound of an Unidentified Anomalous Phenomenon" (November 10, 2023)

*"Love the Aliens!" (November 8, 2023)

*"The Sun is Charged!" (November 5, 2023)

*"Is a More Advanced Civilization an Oxymoron?" (November 4, 2023)

*"Interstellar Affairs Are Not the Pentagon's Day Job" (November 1, 2023)

*"Would You Favor Truth Over Beauty?" (October 30, 2023)

*"Extraterrestrial Ethics" (October 27, 2023)

*"Facts Are Irrelevant to Pro-Truth Pretenders" (October 25, 2023)

*"Aliens as Role Models" (October 23, 2023)

*"Did the Early Universe Resemble a Needle or a Sphere?" (October 22, 2023)

*"Is God an Advanced Scientist?" (October 19, 2023)

*"A Dialogue of Rolf Dobelli with Avi Loeb" (October 16, 2023)

*"Can Birds Fly Faster Without Air?" (October 13, 2023)

*"Interstellar Meteors from Disruption of Rocky Planets by Dwarf Stars" (October 11, 2023)

*"Where is Everybody?" (October 10, 2023)

*"Can Our Civilization Rise-Up to Win the Cosmos Award?" (October 6, 2023)

*"The Lavish Rainbow of Human Expressions" (October 1, 2023)

*"Break a Leg!" (September 27, 2023)

*"Touching a Piece of Sky" (September 24, 2023)

*"Engaging the Public in the Practice of Science" (September 23, 2023)

*"A Tale of Two Nobel Laureates" (September 21, 2023)

*"Loneliness is Pointless" (September 16, 2023)

*"Some of Us Are Looking at the Stars" (September 13, 2023)

*"A Piece of Sky" (September 9, 2023)

*"Escaping Earth as a Sign of Intelligence" (September 4, 2023)

*"Practice What You Preach" (September 3, 2023)

*"The IM1 Spherules from the Pacific Ocean Have Extrasolar Composition" (August 29, 2023)

*"Sporting Science" (August 26, 2023)

*"A Salute to Nature" (August 24, 2023)

*"Letters from Earthlings and Beyond" (August 14, 2023)

*"Opening Interstellar Packages in Our Mailbox" (August 12, 2023)

*"Seeking a Higher Intelligence" (August 8, 2023)

*"Recruiting Panelists from the Bar at Harvard Square" (August 4, 2023)

*"An extraterrestrial Messiah?" (July 29, 2023)

*"An Unprecedented Hearing About Extraterrestrials at the US House of Representatives (Diary Report 43)" (July 26, 2023)

*"Celebration of Life-As-We-Know-It! (Diary Report 42)" (July 23, 2023)

*"The Count is Up to 360 Spherules! (Diary Report 41)" (July 21, 2023)

*"The One Thing That Senators, Scientists and Artists Agree On! (Diary Report 40)" (July 17, 2023)

*"We Are All in the Same Boat (Diary Report 39)" (July 16, 2023)

*"A Harvest of 92 New Spherules in One Day (Diary Report 38)" (July 14, 2023)

*"A Billion Year Delivery by FedEx (Diary Report 37)" (July 11, 2023)

*"Starting the Analysis of Spherules from the Interstellar Expedition (Diary Report 36)" (July 7, 2023)

*"Summary of the Successful Interstellar Expedition (Diary Report 35)" (July 3, 2023)

*"On the Way Back from IM1's Site (Diary Report 34)" (June 28, 2023)

*"A Toast of Champagne for Fifty IM1 Spherules and Beyond (Diary Report 33)" (June 27, 2023)

*"From Ocean to Table (Diary Report 32)" (June 27, 2023)

*"Might an Iron Peanut or Bean be Worth Ten Thousand Spherules? (Diary Report 31)" (June 27, 2023)

*"Running Along IM1's Likely Path (Diary Report 30)" (June 26, 2023)

*"The Spatial and Size Distributions of Spherules Are Correlated With IM1's Likely Path (Diary Report 29)" (June 26, 2023)

*"The Flowers Above the Grass Level (Diary Report 28)" (June 25, 2023)

*"We Have 25 Spherules from IM1's Site (Diary Report 27)" (June 25, 2023)

*"Two Are Better Than One (Diary Report 26)" (June 24, 2023)

*"Somewhere Over the Rainbow (Diary Report 25)" (June 24, 2023)

*"Our Largest Spherule Looks Like an Alien Emoji (Diary Report 24)" (June 23, 2023)

*"What a Wonderful World (Diary Report 23)" (June 23, 2023)

*"Finding a Needle in an Ocean (Diary Report 22)" (June 23, 2023)

*"Hunting for More IM1 Spherules (Diary Report 21)" (June 22, 2023)

*"We Have Discovered Spherules from the Path of the First Recognized Interstellar Meteor (Diary Report 20)" (June 21, 2023)

*"Inspiration from a Visit to a Terrestrial Marketplace (Diary Report 19)" (June 21, 2023)

*"Background Wires at the DoD Coordinates of IM1 (Diary Report 18)" (June 21, 2023)

*"Where Are the Spherules of IM1? (Diary Report 17)" (June 20, 2023)

*"Black Powder in the Debris Field of IM1 (Diary Report 16)" (June 20, 2023)

*"We Recovered Shock-Resistant Steel in the Debris Field of IM1 (Diary Report 15)" (June 19, 2023)

*"Corroded Iron and Volcanic Materials in IM1's Path (Diary Report 14)" (June 18, 2023)

*"Analysis of the Materials Retrieved from Runs 4 and 5 in IM1's Path (Diary Report 13)" (June 18, 2023)

*"A Rich Harvest of Wires and Fragments in IM1's Path (Diary Report 12)" (June 18, 2023)

*"Finally, Too Much Food on the Table! (Diary Report 11)" (June 18, 2023)

*"Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust (Diary Report 10)" (June 17, 2023)

*"You Cannot Make a Lemonade Without Lemons (Diary Report 9)" (June 17, 2023)

*"An Anomalous Wire Made of Manganese and Platinum in the Pacific Ocean Site of the First Interstellar Meteor (Diary Report 8)" (June 16, 2023)

*"Strange Wires and Diverse Fragments in the Pacific Ocean Site of the First Interstellar Meteor (Diary Report 7)" (June 16, 2023)

*"Do Aliens Have Hair? (Diary Report 6)" (June 16, 2023)

*"First Sample of Fragments from the Pacific Ocean Floor (Diary Report 5)" (June 15, 2023)

*"Scooping the Ocean Floor (Diary Report 4)" (June 15, 2023)

*"Arriving at Silver Star (Diary Report 3)" (June 14, 2023)

*"Seeking Extraterrestrial Artifacts in the Pacific Ocean (Diary Report 2)" (June 13, 2023)

*"It's Easier to Seek Extraterrestrial Facts from the Ocean Floor Thank To Get Them from Government" (June 11, 2023)

*"The Multiple Groups of UAP Studies Within Government" (June 9, 2023)

*"Interstellar Space Trash is Our Treasure" (June 7, 2023)

*"Terrestrial Relics from Non-Human Spacecraft" (June 5, 2023)

*"An Interstellar Twist to Human History" (June 4, 2023)

*"Breaking News: We Are Not the Smartest!", Medium (June 2, 2023)

*"NASA, AARO and the Galileo Project Agree on the Need for a Scientific Study of UAP", Medium (May 31, 2023)

*"Self-Replicating Machines", Medium (May 29, 2023)

*"The Search for Extraterrestrials May Inspire an Uplifting Future for Humanity", Medium (May 27, 2023)

*"Nature Mase It Difficult to Weaponize Black Holes", Medium (May 26, 2023)

*"Ideas Are Not Good Enough Without Good Data", Medium (May 24, 2023)

*"Nothing Lasts Forever", Medium (May 22, 2023)

*"The Horizon for Intergalactic Travel", Medium (May 20, 2023)

*"A Log of Our Exponential History", Medium (May 18, 2023)

*"Is Spacetime Continuous or Discrete?", Medium (May 16, 2023)

*"Will Your Home Be Hit by a Meteorite?", Medium (May 15, 2023)

*"On the Benefits of Systematic Versus Anecdotal Evidence", Medium (May 12, 2023)

*"Would You Press a Button on an Extraterrestrial Gadget?", Medium (May 11, 2023)

*"Interstellar Diary", Medium (May 10, 2023)

*"Chasing `Oumuamua", Medium (May 8, 2023)

*"Space Trash in Our Cosmic Neighborhood", Medium (May 7, 2023)

*"A Play About Life Beyond Earth", Medium (May 5, 2023)

*"Follow the Extraterrestrial Water", Medium (May 4, 2023)

*"Training AI on Desired Content", Medium (May 2, 2023)

*"The Cosmic Distribution of Love", Medium (May 1, 2023)

*"Our Survival in the Milky Way", Medium (April 29, 2023)

*"A Blind Date with Interstellar Matter", Medium (April 27, 2023)

*"The Density of What Matters in the Universe", Medium (April 26, 2023)

*"AI Alignment Resembles Helicopter Parenting", Medium (April 24, 2023)

*"Water as Rocket Fuel on the Moon or Mars", Medium (April 24, 2023)

*"The State of the Universe", Medium (April 23, 2023)

*"Elon Musk is Wrong About Aliens!", Medium (April 21, 2023)

*"Fellows of the Galileo Project", Medium (April 21, 2023)

*"Afterthoughts on the Second UAP Senate Hearing", Medium (April 19, 2023)

*"The Shots Heard Round the World", Medium (April 18, 2023)

*"Tracking Extraterrestrial Packages with AI", Medium (April 16, 2023)

*"Reflections of a Farm Boy: "From Farm to Table" Science", Medium (April 14, 2023)

*"Philanthropy by Inspiration", Medium (April 12, 2023)

*"Extraterrestrial Offer Benefits, Not an Existential Risk", Medium (April 10, 2023)

*"On the Virtue of Real Action in Place of `Virtue Signaling'", Medium (April 9, 2023)

*"Planetary Defense Warning Stations", Medium (April 8, 2023)

*"The New Society of AI", Medium (April 6, 2023)

*"The Cosmos is Different from Our Backyard", Medium (April 4, 2023)

*"Overcoming Our Auriga Moments", Medium (April 2, 2023)

*"Will Future AI Systems be Legally Liable?", Medium (March 31, 2023)

*"Dating Interstellar Objects with the Webb Space Telescope", Medium (March 30, 2023)

*"Knowledge is Strength: Extraordinary Evidence Requires Extraordinary Funding", Medium (March 29, 2023)

*"What is the Proper Pronoun for GPT-4?", Medium (March 27, 2023)

*"The Simplicity of Telling the Truth", Medium (March 25, 2023)

*"`Oumuamua Was Not a Hydrogen-Water Iceberg", Medium (March 23, 2023)

*"Is `Oumuamua a Hydrogen-Water Iceberg?", Medium (March 22, 2023)

*"Exotic Propulsion", Medium (March 21, 2023)

*"2084", Medium (March 19, 2023)

*"Open-Minded AI", Medium (March 17, 2023)

*"Science is an Infinite Box of Chocolates", Medium (March 15, 2023)

*"Interstellar Interpretation of Plato's Cave Allegory", Medium (March 13, 2023)

*"How To Navigate Academia", Medium (March 11, 2023)

*"A Gift from a Silver Star", Medium (March 9, 2023)

*"Keep the Branch We Are Sitting On!", Medium (March 8, 2023)

*"Separating Science from Fiction", Medium (March 5, 2023)

*"Distinguishing Ourselves from Nature", Medium (March 4, 2023)

*"Do Technological Civilizations Self-Destruct or Self-Replicate?", Medium (March 2, 2023)

*"Herlinde Koelbl's Fascination With Scientists", Medium (February 28, 2023)

*"Wishing All of Us a Better Future", Medium (February 26, 2023)

*"Loving Reality Without Makeup", Medium (February 25, 2023)

*"Can A.I. Reproduce Human Creativity?", Medium (February 22, 2023)

*"City Lights in Our Sky and Plastic in Our Oceans", Medium (February 21, 2023)

*"Wishing to Be a Nuseum Item on an Exoplanet", Medium (February 19, 2023)

*"Interstellar Romance", Medium (February 18, 2023)

*"Balloons or Extraterrestrial Devices?", Medium (February 15, 2023)

*"Could the Biggest Blunder of Fundamental Physics Be Resolved?", Medium (February 11, 2023)

*"Past and Future Life in Martian Lava Tubes", Medium (February 9, 2023)

*"Science Is Better Than Politics", Medium (February 7, 2023)

*"The Existential Risk from Fast Bullets During Interstellar Travel", Medium (February 5, 2023)

*"What Would Have Happened to the Dinosaurs if the Chicxulub Impactor Was a Black Hole?", Medium (February 4, 2023)

*"Thermonuclear Explosions on Proxima b Are Detectable by JWST", Medium (February 3, 2023)

*"Searching for Partners Around the Milky Way", Medium (February 2, 2023)

*"Observing Earth With Love", Medium (January 31, 2023)

*"Interstellar Objects from Broken Dyson Spheres", Medium (January 29, 2023)

*"We Are Going to Visit the First Interstellar Meteor", Medium (January 27, 2023)

*"What Constitutes a Miracle?", Medium (January 24, 2023)

*"Imagine Interstellar", Medium (January 22, 2023)

*"Trading Disruptive Science for Imagined Realities", Medium (January 20, 2023)

*"Thirty Years at Harvard University", Medium (January 18, 2023)

*"Finding Meaning in a Multi Star Family", Medium (January 17, 2023)

*"Planck Energy Accelerators", Medium (January 16, 2023)

*"Intergalactic Travel At No Cost", Medium (January 14, 2023)

*"Thoughts on the 2022 ODNI UAP Report", Medium (January 12, 2023)

*"The Most Fantastic Spacecraft Ever Imagined", Medium (January 11, 2023)

*"The Pleasure of Figuring Out the Location of the First Interstellar Meteor", Medium (January 9, 2023)

*"The Most Interesting Signals Start in the Noise", Medium (January 8, 2023)

*"Should We Develop an ET Encounter Manual?", Medium (January 6, 2023)

*"The Claustrophobia of a Closed Universe", Medium (January 4, 2023)

*"The Unexplored Dimension of the Universe", Medium (January 3, 2023)

*"The Writing on Our Tombstone", Medium (December 31, 2022)

*"Was Earth's Surface Ever Completely Frozen?", Medium (December 29, 2022)

*"Beliefs Versus Evidence in Science and Beyond", Medium (December 28, 2022)

*"Was Earth Terraformed by Martians?", Medium (December 26, 2022)

*"No High-Rise Left Standing on Early Mars or earth", Medium (December 25, 2022)

*"Seeking Immortality in Space", Medium (December 23, 2022)

*"Extraterrestrial Heaven: Innovation With No Bureacracy", Medium (December 21, 2022)

*"The Next Copernican Revolution", Medium (December 20, 2022)

*"Our Interstellar Blessing: Live Long and Prosper!", Medium (December 19, 2022)

*"Interplanetary Soccer on Mars", Medium (December 18, 2022)

*"Allowing for the Unexpected in an Interstellar Date", Medium (December 16, 2022)

*"Imaging Hell at High Resolution", Medium (December 15, 2022)

*"Creating a Transient Star in the Laboratory", Medium (December 13, 2022)

*"Is Ceres Our Third Hub After the Moon and Mars?", Medium (December 12, 2022)

*"Why Is Science Important?", Medium (December 11, 2022)

*"A Million CubeSats in Our Backyard", Medium (December 10, 2022)

*"The Sky's the Limit on the Speed of Light", Medium (December 8, 2022)

*"Questions of Life and Death", Medium (December 7, 2022)

*"Is it Possible to Communicate with Gravitational Waves?", Medium (December 6, 2022)

*"Cast Your Craft on Interstellar Waters", Medium (December 5, 2022)

*"What Makes the Life of a Physicist Meaningful", Medium (December 3, 2022)

*"Was Terrestrial Life Seeded by a Gardener?", Medium (December 2, 2022)

*"Life on Titan May Signal Early Life in the Universe", Medium (November 30, 2022)

*"Collecting Fragments from the First Interstellar Meteor", Medium (November 28, 2022)

*"Confluence of Natural and Artificial Intelligences", Medium (November 28, 2022)

*"The Side Academy", Medium (November 26, 2022)

*"Life as We Know or Do Not Know It", Medium (November 25, 2022)

*"Cosmic Seeds of the Biggest Black Holes", Medium (November 21, 2022)

*"A Hint from the Webb Telescope that the First Stars Were Massive", Medium (November 19, 2022)

*"Are City Lights Still on Around White Dwarfs?", Medium (November 18, 2022)

*"Earthlings, Unite!", Medium (November 16, 2022)

*"What Makes Us Human?", Medium (November 14, 2022)

*"The Proper Way to Swipe Left and Right", Medium (November 12, 2022)

*"Three Revolutions That Will Change Humanity", Medium (November 10, 2022)

*"A Black Hole in the Solar System?", Medium (November 9, 2022)

*"Let It Be ... An Intelligenet Signal", Medium (November 7, 2022)

*"Nerds May Save Humanity", Medium (November 6, 2022)

*"What Happens in Vegas Does Not Stay in Vegas", Medium (November 3, 2022)

*"Old Newspapers in Extraterrestrial Restaurants", Medium (November 2, 2022)

*"For the Love of Evidence", Medium (October 30, 2022)

*"Searching for Bread Crumbs Around An Invisible Baby", Medium (October 28, 2022)

*"From Simplicity to Complexity and Back", Medium (October 27, 2022)

*"A New Calculation on the Fly to the NASA UAP Study", Medium (October 24, 2022)

*"Hazards and Benefits of Interstellar Travel", Medium (October 23, 2022)

*"Gravitational Propulsion", Medium (October 20, 2022)

*"Near Earth Probes", Medium (October 18, 2022)

*"Seeds from an Interstellar Dandelion", Medium (October 17, 2022)

*"Life and Death by Nuclear Energy", Medium (October 16, 2022)

*"Life is Hard Work, But Luck Helps", Medium (October 14, 2022)

*"Lost Civilizations from Our Cosmic Past", Medium (October 13, 2022)

*"A Word of Torah About Extraterrestrials", Medium (October 11, 2022)

*"When Visiting the Jungle, We Are Likely to See Animals", Medium (October 9, 2022)

*"Open Science and Unidentified Aerial Phenomena", Medium (October 6, 2022)

*"Down to Earth Limits on UAP in Ukraine", Medium (October 4, 2022)

*"Rogue Planets", Medium (October 3, 2022)

*"Permanent Climate Change on Habitable Planets", Medium (October 2, 2022)

*"Do Astronomers Exist on Other Habitable Planets?", Medium (September 30, 2022)

*"An Extraterrestrial Resolution to the Absurdity of Life", Medium (September 28, 2022)

*"Understanding Ourselves Thanks to Sentient AI Systems", Medium (September 27, 2022)

*"Bright Spot In Orbit Around a Black Hole", Medium (September 25, 2022)

*"Nature is Kind to Astronomers", Medium (September 23, 2022)

*"The Unfamiliar Nature of Interstellar Objects", Medium (September 22, 2022)

*"Discovery of a Second Interstellar Meteor: Meter-Size Interstellar Objects Are Much Tougher than Solar System Rocks!", Medium (September 20, 2022)

*"Time-Stamping Our Cosmic History", Medium (September 19, 2022)

*"Message in an Interstellar Bottle", Medium (September 16, 2022)

*"The Universe is Too Big for Us to Ignore It", Medium (September 12, 2022)

*"Low-Hanging Fruits of Extraterrestrial Civilizations", Medium (September 11, 2022)

*"Post-Pandemic Aspirations", Medium (September 9, 2022)

*"Rebooting Earth from a Lunar Backup System", Medium (September 7, 2022)

*"Let Many Flowers Bloom", Medium (September 5, 2022)

*"Humans Are Not Scientific Detectors", Medium (September 4, 2022)

*"A Meeting with `Oumuamua at the Venice Film Festival", Medium (September 3, 2022)

*"Advice to Young People", Medium (August 31, 2022)

*"You and It", Medium (August 29, 2022)

*"Exploring the Unknown", Medium (August 28, 2022)

*"Interstellar Dating", Medium (August 26, 2022)

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