Milky Way

Are we truly alone in the cosmos? New study casts doubt on rise of alien life in our galaxy

July 16, 2018

The Milky Way may be vast, but some scientists suggest that we are the galaxy's only inhabitants. By CWA speaker, Seth Shostak


Charles Krauthammer, Pulitzer-Winning Columnist, Dies Of Cancer

June 22, 2018

"This is the final verdict. My fight is over," Krauthammer wrote. "It was a wonderful life—full and complete with the great loves and great endeavors that make it worth living. I am sad to leave, but I leave with the knowledge that I lived the life that I intended."

Adam Frank

Adam Frank on the Joe Rogan Experience Podcast

June 21, 2018

CWA speaker and astronomer Adam Frank joins the Joe Rogan Experience podcast discussing alien life and climate change.


'The Daily Show' co-creator Lizz Winstead is on to her next legacy: Lady Parts Justice League

June 13, 2018

In 1996, stand-up comedian Lizz Winstead sat down with producer Madeleine Smithberg to create a comedy show that parodied cable news.

Joe Cirincione

Will Trump's high-stakes summit with Kim Jong Un pay off?

June 12, 2018

What does history tell us about the diplomacy and politics at work during Trump's summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un? Sue Mi Terry, Joe Cirincione, & Michael Beschloss react.


Earth Will Survive. We May Not.

June 12, 2018

2018 CWA speaker Adam Frank's NYT opinion piece says the biosphere can handle pretty much anything we throw at it, where that leaves humans is a different question.


John Nichols Writes Anthony Bourdain Knew There Was Nothing More Political Than Food

June 8, 2018

CWA speaker John Nichols shares how Bourdain demanded that we consider the humanity of so many who were wrongly portrayed by the rest of the media.


Could alien life exist in parallel universes?

May 30, 2018

Seth Shostak considers if it's possible that E.T. is calling from another universe.


Bonnie Burton on Important Lesson About Failure Learned from Elon Musk

May 23, 2018

Even the man behind Tesla and SpaceX has had a few off days, but there's a huge lesson in massive missteps. By Bonnie Burton


Organic farming genetics and the future of food

May 15, 2018

What does the drug insulin have in common with cheese, Hawaiian papaya and a vegan burger? All were developed using genetic engineering, an approach established more than 40 years ago.