Why a Mission to a Visiting Interstellar Object Could Be Our Best Bet for Finding Aliens

Life may exist elsewhere in the Milky Way galaxy, though try as they might, scientists have yet to detect any sign of it. Part of the problem has to do with the size of space; finding traces of organic substances or the waste signatures of alien megastructures isn’t easy at such cosmic distances. Fortunately, there’s the possibility that alien life will come to us in the form of interstellar objects. Continue reading Why a Mission to a Visiting Interstellar Object Could Be Our Best Bet for Finding Aliens

Wyden Unveils New Plan to Protect Private Data, Restore ‘Do Not Track,’ and Jail Reckless CEOs

By the time it was clear the fallout from the Equifax breach reached roughly three-fourths of adult Americans, Washington lawmakers were already tripping over themselves to churn out a law that they hoped would, in some future, analogous disaster, hold accountable the negligent hoarders of Americans’ personal, private data. By the time Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica scandal reared its head six months later, however, nearly every effort to pass a comprehensive bill that might punish corporate data malfeasance had stalled. Today, only a handful of 2018 campaign websites even mention the issue at all. Continue reading Wyden Unveils New Plan to Protect Private Data, Restore ‘Do Not Track,’ and Jail Reckless CEOs