Daniel and Jorge Explain the Universe describes itself this way: “A fun-filled discussion of the big, mind-blowing, unanswered questions about the universe. In each episode, Daniel Whiteson (a physicist who works at CERN) and Jorge Cham (a popular online cartoonist) discuss some of the simple but profound questions that people have been wondering about for thousands of years, explaining the science in a fun, shorts-wearing, and jargon-free way.”
In this episode, they discuss the real possibilities of the planet of Pax and its life forms. Then I have a delightful talk with Daniel about the science and the dramatic considerations that went into the book Semiosis.
In other news, Semiosis has a Wikipedia page!
At my author webpage, sueburke.site, I’ve republished a nerdy article, “Let me talk to the aliens.” In it, I consider how linguistics shape our thoughts and what a chance to speak to aliens would mean for the world.
Finally, here’s a flash fiction story, 900 words, “Normalized Death,” which I wrote in 2008. If you could choose between happiness and sorrow, which would you take?