NASA has a plan to combat rogue interstellar objects — and even a Planetary Defense Officer. Asteroid hunter, space scientist and writer Carrie Nugent reveals the array of tactics, from the tested to the far-out.
People are obsessed with Mars. But … why? Two confessed super-fans, Andy Weir, author of “The Martian,” and Stephen Petranek, author of “How We’ll Live on Mars,” share thoughts on why being Mars-mad is a reasonable state of mind.
Why do we work? Not, it turns out, just for the paycheck. Psychologist Barry Schwartz describes the meaning and engagement that some workers derive from some professions you might not expect to be fulfilling.