Big Picture Science – Anthropocene and Heard: Doug Vakoch
by Gary Niederhoff on April 1, 2013
Part 4 of Anthropocene and Heard, featuring Doug Vakoch, director of Interstellar Message Composition at the SETI Institute, on the last few variables in the Drake Equation: intelligent life, civilization, and longevity.
Nearly 70 years after extraterrestrials supposedly pushed the wrong button in their spacecraft and nose-dived into scrubby ranchland near Roswell, New Mexico, that town is again in the news. ... (read more)