The kingfisher bird has to dive after fish rapidly without busting its beak. Japanese scientists looked into the physics of this, and redesigned the noses of their bullet trains.
How special the Earth is has become ever more apparent, in ways that allow life to flourish, but more than that.
The basic thesis of TPP is that the best places for intelligent observers are also the best places for observing.
Contrary to first impressions, exoplanet discoveries actually strengthen the impact of the Fermi Paradox.
“Technosignatures” is just abstruse enough to evade most Congressional waste hunters.