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October 9, 2014

Here's How NASA Is Expanding Its Search For Alien Life

Over the next five years, NASA and seven partner institutions will be taking on new projects to help paint a more complete picture about how life […]
September 29, 2014

Mars – here we come?

This month, I thought I’d adopt a different format, as I found an amazing article on the NASA website regarding their long-term aims for the future. […]
September 20, 2014

Who’s Out There?—Minimal Cells, on Mars First?

Why does Mars look like a good candidate for generating life on Earth? Steven Benner , the chemist who started the Foundation for Applied Molecular Evolution, “…presented the […]
September 9, 2014

The popular trend amongst popular people.

Video games have been a decidedly “uncool” past time for the most part of their existence. In fact, in almost every teen movie pre-2005, the character […]
August 23, 2014

Former NASA Astronaut Steven Nagel Dies at 67

NASA astronaut Steven Nagel, who flew four space shuttle missions, died Thursday (Aug. 21). He was 67. Steven Nagel died after a long battle with cancer, the […]
August 18, 2014

Who’s Out There?—Clues From the Conference “Alife 2014”

First, a follow up on hurdles life must jump in order to get started.  Here’s a grand one, as reported by Christopher Crockett in Science News, […]
August 15, 2014

Meteor Impact Craters Around the World – The Infographic

Hey there meteorite fans! We all want to get our hands on some of the most beautiful (and if possible, rare!) meteorites out there. But have […]
August 1, 2014

So – you’re still interested in astronomy? Europa

Hi everyone. As you know, last time we took a look at 10 things you wanted to know about Enceladus. As promised, this time, we’re considering […]
July 21, 2014

Who’s Out There?—No One?

In my June blog, I reviewed three human approaches to considering the possibility of life elsewhere in the universe—looking at astronomical probabilities, reinventing life from chemistry, and creating […]