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    Five Scientists on the Heroes Who Changed Their Lives

    Meet the inspiring people—none named Einstein—who helped these scientists find their calling.

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    It’s Personal: Five Scientists on the Heroes Who Changed Their Lives

    Meet the inspiring people—none named Einstein—who helped these scientists find their calling.

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    Is Physical Law an Alien Intelligence?

    Alien life could be so advanced it becomes indistinguishable from physics.

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    Life Beyond the Pale Blue Dot

    Our own oasis of life in the cosmos is blue, but will others be?

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    Don’t Write Off ET Quite Yet

    It’s true that we haven’t seen alien life, but neither have we seen much of the universe.

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    Can You Ever Really Know an Extraterrestrial?

    Knowledge about aliens might be as dangerous as the aliens themselves.

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    How the Cold War Created Astrobiology

    Life, death, and Sputnik.

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    Carbon Fated: We’re Built This Way for a Reason

    In each issue of Nautilus, we shine a spotlight on one “Ingenious” scientist whose work makes us reconsider our world and ourselves. The Ingenious for our first issue, “What Makes You So Special,” is Columbia University astrophysicist Caleb Scharf, who contributed an essay about our place in the universe and talked about his life and […]