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Mars Research in Polar Bear Country
Topic: Mars
Summary: New from the Nordic issue of Astrobiology Magazine, European Edition: An interview with Hans Amundsen, the expedition leader of AMASE (Arctic Mars Analog Svalbard Expedition). AMASE scientists travel to a group of islands in the High Arctic in order to conduct Mars-related field research.

Pondering the Planet of the Apes
Topic: Origin & Evolution of Life
Summary: In this interview, Charley Lineweaver explains how the movie "Planet of the Apes" is based on a flawed notion of evolution. Understanding this, he says, has implications for our search for life elsewhere in the universe.

Phoenix Shake and Bake
Topic: Mars
Summary: In this interview, William Boynton talks about the TEGA instrument on the Phoenix Lander, and explains what it can tell us about the possibility for life on Mars.

The Present is the Key to the Past
Topic: Origin & Evolution of Life
Summary: Mike Russell thinks life began in iron sulfide deposits at ocean vents. In this interview, he expands on his theory of how life originated, and explains why "life from space" scenarios are dead wrong.

Visiting Mars, Again and Again
Topic: Mars
Summary: There are several new missions set to explore the planet Mars over the next decade. Astrobiology Magazine recently discussed these missions with Michael Meyer, lead scientist for NASA's Mars Exploration Program, and Luann Becker, a geochemist who is developing an instrument for the European Space Agency´s ExoMars mission.

Life from the Abyss
Topic: Origin & Evolution of Life
Summary: In this interview, Nigel Mason explains how molecules formed in space might eventually lead to life, and describes what scientists are doing to better understand this process.

Radio Astrobiology: Looking Beyond
Topic: Cosmic Evolution
Summary: In Astrobiology Magazine´s latest podcast, Pascale Ehrenfreund talks about newly discovered exoplanets, and explains what we still need to learn about the evolution of solar systems.

Under a Green Sky
Topic: Biosphere
Summary: In Peter Ward´s newest book, "Under a Green Sky," he explains how global warming has led to the loss of life throughout Earth´s history. In this interview, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson talks with Ward about the many ways the Earth tries to kill us.

Radio Astrobiology: The Chemistry of Carbon
Topic: Meteorites, Comets and Asteroids
Summary: Join us for Astrobiology Magazine´s latest podcast: "Naked Astrobiology" with our host Simon Mitton. In this interview with Pascale Ehrenfreund, she describes her studies of meteorites, comets, and the organic chemistry of space.

Shades of Gravity
Topic: Moon to Mars
Summary: Despite years of spaceflight, we still don't know exactly how different levels of gravity influence human health. In this interview with Catharine Conley, she explains how new research will help.
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