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    How to Talk to Aliens

    A conversation with the linguist who helped Amy Adams communicate with aliens in Arrival.

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    The Stars Are a Comforting Constant

    A poet blends the personal with the cosmic.

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    The Romantic Venus We Never Knew

    Venus used to be as fit for life as Earth.

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    If ET Exists, We’ll Find Him in the Next 20 Years

    Why the search for alien technology is about to get much more efficient.

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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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    Listening for Extraterrestrial Blah Blah

    At the cosmic dinner party, intelligence is the loudest thing in the room.

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    Why Aliens and Volcanoes Go Together

    Life on other planets may rely on plate tectonics.

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    Will ET Drink Water?

    The intricate compatibility of water and life on Earth may not extend to other planets.