The Astronomer Royal tells io9 how he plans to save humanity from extinction

Back in 2003, the preeminent physicist and cosmologist Sir Martin Rees created a considerable stir with the publication of his book, Our Final Hour, a look into how "terror, error, and environmental disaster threaten humankind's future". Rees argued that we've grossly underestimated the potential risks posed by… »7/09/12 2:22pm7/09/12 2:22pm

Are there phenomena in the universe that will always be beyond human comprehension?

Just after we linked to the Physics and Cake blog's post about whether there might be a "ceiling" in the level of theoretical physics that humans can understand, Reith Lecturer Martin Rees wrote an essay for the London Times, explaining the first of his Reith Lectures. And Rees does believe that there may be intrinsic… »6/01/10 5:20pm6/01/10 5:20pm