December 30, 2018

Working in space doesn’t seem to shorten astronauts’ lives

Results suggest that radiation exposure in space might not lead to premature death for astronauts Space travel exposes astronauts to forms of radiation that are uncommon on […]
November 19, 2018

Who’s Out There?—Water-Sensitive Critters?

Salty water on Mars could contain dissolved oxygen, says Katherine Kornei at 11/2/18.It might be in Gale Crater, Curiosity’s landing site. The salty watermight be […]
November 3, 2018

NASA astronauts will get to use this extraterrestrial supercomputer

Remember the old cautions to keep magnets away from your computer and use a surge protector? What about exposing it to cosmic rays for a year? […]
October 21, 2018

Who’s Out There?— Earth’s Long Experiment–a book review

Complexity: The Evolution of Earth’s Biodiversity and the Future of Humanity by William C. Burger, New York, Prometheus books, 2016.  This blog is more than a book […]
July 2, 2018

World UFO Day 2018: How close have we actually got to finding aliens, and what would they be like?

Exciting data has emerged from Mars and Enceladus, but extra-terrestrials will likely be tiny bacteria not intergalactic space travellers As another World UFO Day comes around, […]