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Graham Lau
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Young astrobiologist seeks alien encounters of the weirdest kind
Young astrobiologist seeks alien encounters of the weirdest kind

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PSA: A planetary perspective on potential bear attacks
Just in case you were wondering...

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Wally wins the internet with a story about some spice and GMOs
Was just cruising along Facebook while snuffling through the tapering end of this sinus infection and I saw this post on my wall from the page of SciBabe  (Yvette d'Entremont): Ya, it really is just an apple. We could hope that it had been genetically modif...

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A Cosmobiologist's PhD Defense
I'm now finishing out 6 years of graduate studies at the University of Colorado Boulder. Yikes! Where did all of that time go? Those who know me also certainly know that this past year has been exceptionally rough. Long hours of typing, physical and mental ...

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"The New Colossus" by Emma Lazarus
Given the issues concerning immigration, emigration, human rights, and "otherness" that have come to the forefront in American news lately, this poem has been coming back to my mind a lot. It's one I think all Americans should learn and consider, even if th...

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The Cosmobiologist, Ph.D.
Well, I've successfully defended my Ph.D.! It's a strange feeling, but a good one. I've wondered a lot in this past year if it was worth all of the long hours for little pay with lots of self-doubt, depression, and physical and mental degradation. Honestly,...

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A few quotes about stars to brighten your day
Credit: Christophe Lehenaff “The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.”  ― Carl Sagan, Cosmos “A philosopher once asked, "...

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Groove like the sci-fi nerd you are with these sci-fi and ambient sound videos
Gates to Elysium, by  Christian Hecker Getting lost in layers of thought about what else there may be is one of the fun parts of science fiction! As I've been getting my Ph.D. dissertation closer and closer to being finished, I've been slowly meandering thr...

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Some Chemical Properties of Sulfur, a Learning Video from FuseSchool
Sulfur is one the coolest chemical elements. It's crucial for life as we know it, has more solid allotropes than any other element, produces a lot of the scents that we recognize with our sense of smell, was one of the few elements in pure form that was kno...

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An Alaskan Aurora, from Tyler Nordgren
If you don't know who Tyler Nordgren is, then you should definitely check out his website . He's an astronomer and artist who's made some of the coolest space-themed artwork I've seen in recent years. Nordgren is up in Alaska right now, kicking off an auror...
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