The Universe is probably devoid of life, but experts say we may never be sure
A heavy bass line from DJ Black Helmet’s latest set — a mashup of jazzy throwbacks and new-age fusion — hit me as I walked into the room. I was surrounded by cool-looking Brooklyn millennials, clad in leather jackets and bleached hair.
Someone in this room was going to wax philosophically on life — what it means and where it comes from — but it wasn’t going to be the buzzed hipsters. I was at Pioneer Works, a non-profit art museum and science outreach center in Brooklyn, to listen to some award-winning scientists and professors contemplate perhaps the biggest question there is: Are we alone in the universe?