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Ends Of The World: First Contact

In Carl Sagan’s novel Contact, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) gets exactly what they’ve been, well, searching for: a communication from an alien civilization. In fact, they receive a series of communications. One is a repeating signal in the “universal language” of mathematics, the first 261 prime numbers. Another is a retransmitted broadcast of Adolf …

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Stephen Hawking’s Time Traveler Party

On June 28th 2009, Stephen Hawking threw a party, but no one came. He’d set the table, threw up some balloons, popped open a bottle of champagne. And then he waited. And waited. And, well, waited. Perhaps no one arrived because Hawking didn’t send the invitations until the party was over. Yeah, you’d think that’s …