Tag Archives: Brian Schmidt

Science, humanity and that pale blue dot

An astronomer asks questions about his own planet [24 February 2015 | Peter Boyer] Twenty-five years ago, on Valentine’s Day 1990, a spaceship took a look back across six billion kilometres to the planet where it had begun its long … Continue reading

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Davos learns about crossing planetary boundaries

The elite of world business and politics get bad news about the state of the world [27 January 2015 | Peter Boyer] Arriving at Davos, I imagine you’d feel on top of things. Set amid the peaks of the eastern … Continue reading

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Science: it pays to start them young

Carl Sagan showed us all how inspiring science can be. [8 May 2012 | Peter Boyer] Flickering black and white reception made it hard to be enthusiastic about television in rural Tasmania in 1982. But for 13 wonderful weeks that … Continue reading

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