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Sarah Jackson: A rock, a human, a tree — all were persons to the Classic Maya

For the Maya of the Classic period, who lived in southern Mexico and Central America between 250 and 900 CE, the category of ‘persons’ was not coincident with human beings, as it is for us.

July 27, 2019 · 1 Comment

Video: What Does the Universe Sound Like? A Musical Tour

. Is outer space really the silent and lifeless place it’s often depicted to be? Perhaps not. Astrophysicist and musician Matt Russo takes us on a journey through the cosmos, … Continue reading

November 24, 2018 · Leave a comment

Michael Strauss: Our Universe is too vast for even the most imaginative sci-fi

As an astrophysicist, I am always struck by the fact that even the wildest science-fiction stories tend to be distinctly human in character. No matter how exotic the locale or … Continue reading

June 24, 2018 · Leave a comment

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