Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired In Search of New Rules to Protect Other Worlds From Earth’s Cooties

Hexbyte Tech News Wired In Search of New Rules to Protect Other Worlds From Earth’s Cooties

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NASA has to start protecting planets better. The international treaty governing space—there is one—and the laws and regulations that follow it date back to the Cold War. That was before scientists knew about the oceans on moons around other planets, before they knew about how tough microorganisms get here on Earth (and so maybe in…

Four Rules for Learning How to Talk To Each Other Again

Four Rules for Learning How to Talk To Each Other Again

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You hate me! I know, because you tell me so, over and over again. I’m infuriatingly arrogant, comprehensively mistaken, and blithely unconscious of my good luck. I’m a citizen of Anywhere, but reside Somewhere with you, and share none of your affections and loyalties. I don’t understand the difficulties of ordinary life. Most of all,…