Carl Sagan

plutonium

Trump Admin Secretly Shipped Plutonium to Nevada and State Officials Are 'Outraged'

“They lied to the State of Nevada, misled a federal court, and jeopardized the safety of Nevada’s families and environment,” Governor Sisolak said.
Becky Ferreira
1.31.19
Motherboard

Sorry Elon: NASA Says Mars Can’t Be Terraformed With Existing Technology

Elon Musk once suggested nuking the Martian poles to terraform the Red Planet, but NASA research shows why this would definitely not work.
Daniel Oberhaus
8.1.18
life finds a way

A Brief History of Dinosaurs in Space

From 'Star Trek' to 'Dinosaucers,' exodinosaurs have held a mirror to humanity's hopes and anxieties.
Becky Ferreira
5.29.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast

This Artist's Designs Aim to Keep Future Humans Away from Nuclear Waste

On today's episode, we talk to Jon Lomberg, a longtime friend, and colleague of Carl Sagan, on protecting future humans from America's atomic past.
VICE Staff
4.27.18
warning signs

The Man Who Helped Design a 10,000-Year Nuclear Waste Site Marker

Astro-artist Jon Lomberg, a longtime friend and colleague of Carl Sagan, on protecting future humans from America’s atomic past.
Samuel Gilbert
4.26.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Bill Nye Drinks Wine with a Climate Change Denier in the Trailer for His Doc

The upcoming film 'Bill Nye: Science Guy' will hit theaters later this year.
VICE Staff
9.28.17
Premieres

Usnea's Impossibly Heavy New Doom Metal Album Is a Sci-Fi Odyssey

Stream the Portland extreme doom outfit's politically-charged, Margaret Atwood-inspired new album for Relapse Records.
Kim Kelly
9.7.17
E.T.

The Anthropocene Will Help Astrobiologists Understand Alien Worlds

Researchers propose a new alternative to the Kardashev Scale.
Daniel Oberhaus
9.7.17
whoa, dude!

You Are Part Extragalactic, Study Says

Supercomputer simulations of galaxy evolution estimate how much of the Milky Way was born beyond its borders.
Becky Ferreira
7.27.17
Power VR

Radioactive Cats and Nuclear Priests: How to Warn the Future About Toxic Waste

Nuclear waste can remain toxic for tens of thousands of years. How do you warn the future that they’re standing on nuclear waste when there’s no one around to translate?
Daniel Oberhaus
5.4.17
nasa

High School Students Are Building Their Own VR-Equipped Spaceship

Even Taylor Swift wants to get in on the ground floor of this CubeSat.
Becky Ferreira
11.30.16
Motherboard Blog

In Long-Lost Radio Interview, Carl Sagan Talks Aliens and Religion

“We’re in the galactic boondocks.”
Sarah Emerson
3.30.16
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