If biologically important organic molecules like amino acids could form in interstellar space, the implications would be enormous. On the Earth we find plenty of amino acid species inside certain...
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March for climate action
Two days before the 2014 United Nations Climate Summit, UN secretary general Ban Ki-Moon (right) joined over 300,000 people to march in New York City for action on climate change.
As Climate Week NYC slips into the rearview mirror, what can we take away? Did anything, you know, happen?
Yes ... sort of. From the sci-tech perspective, important energy and conservation agreements were announced. Now the hard work of putting
The cover of this week’s issue of Businessweek declares that ‘Ebola is coming’ in letters colored like blood, with the subtitle ‘The US had a chance to stop the virus in its tracks. It missed’. Although the article presents a good analysis of the hurdles in developing antibody therapy for Ebola virus infection, the cover […]
Last week The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) made history as its Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) achieved orbit around the Red Planet. On Sept 28 the spacecraft captured the above image. And WOW! How gorgeous is this?!! The full disc image was taken from 74,500 kilometers and features nearly an entire hemisphere of the planet. […]
Over the last few months, I wrote a three-part series of longer articles on dark matter, covering three different aspects. The third and final installment ran today. Though I could hardly be comprehensive in just three articles, I tried to cover three major aspects of dark matter science: direct-detection experiments, mapping the location of dark […]