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https://medium.com/p/12d0edace978: How to hold a dead star in your hands
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25 May 2016, 01:07 UTC
http://www.universetoday.com/?p=129092: Alien Minds I: Are Extraterrestrial Civilizations Likely to Evolve?
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24 May 2016, 23:27 UTC Is it likely that human level intelligence and technological civilization has evolved on other worlds? If so, what kinds of sensory and cognitive systems might extraterrestrials have? This was the subject of the workshop ‘The Intelligence of SETI: Cognition and Communication in Extraterrestrial Intelligence’ held in Puerto Rico on May 18, 2016. The conference was sponsored by the newly founded METI International (Messaging to ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence). One of the organization’s central goals is to build an interdisciplinary community of scholars concerned with designing interstellar messages that can be understood by non-human minds. At present, the only clues we have to the nature of extraterrestrial minds and perception are those that can be garnered by a careful study of the evolution of mind and perception here on Earth. The workshop included nine speakers from universities in the United States and Sweden, specializing in biology, psychology, cognitive science, and linguistics. It had sessions on the evolution of cognition and the likely communicative and cognitive abilities of extraterrestrials. Doug Vakoch, a psychologist and the founder and president of METI International, notes that astronomers and physicists properly concern themselves largely with the technologies needed to detect alien intelligence. However, finding and successfully communicating with ...
ae909ae1-0753-3d16-f595-cf0aa21b8f76: Mystery Plumes: Did the Sun Bruise Mars?
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24 May 2016, 17:45 UTC
http://www.seattleastronomy.com/blog1/?p=2400: Astro Biz: Mars bar
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24 May 2016, 16:09 UTC

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