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Naturally Inspired
Topic: Robotics & A.I.
Summary: In this interview with Astrobiology Magazine, Alex Ellery explains how robots can borrow strategies used by living creatures, and discusses how such techniques may be used in future space missions.

Viruses and Astrobiology
Topic: Extreme Life
Summary: Astrobiology Magazine interviewed Dr. Blumberg about hepatitis B, his current research, and the role of viruses in the evolution of life on Earth. In this second and final part of the interview, Dr. Blumberg discusses the worldwide effort to vaccinate children against hepatitis B.

Does Hepatitis B Affect Human Gender Ratios?
Topic: Origin & Evolution of Life
Summary: Astrobiology Magazine interviewed Dr. Blumberg about hepatitis B, his current research, and the role of viruses in the evolution of life on Earth. In this first part of a two-part interview, Dr. Blumberg discusses the possible role of the hepatitis B virus in controlling the ratio between men and women in the human population.

Astrobiology on Display
Topic: Missions
Summary: In this interview, David Grinspoon talks about his job as the first-ever curator of astrobiology for a museum. While there are no alien artifacts yet available for display, there are many ways a museum can feature the various facets of astrobiology.

Space to Breathe
Topic: Moon to Mars
Summary: In this interview, Harrison Schmitt, the geologist who walked on the moon, talks about the far-reaching implications of developing lunar and martian settlements.

Revisiting the Moon
Topic: Moon to Mars
Summary: Harrison Schmitt, the only geologist to have walked on the moon, discusses the past, present and future of space exploration in this interview.

Survival in Space
Topic: Extreme Life
Summary: In this interview, Charles Cockell talks about studying microbes in the harsh conditions of outer space. He also explains why in the future, humans must expand our horizons outwards into that final frontier.

Contemplating Craters
Topic: Meteorites, Comets and Asteroids
Summary: In this interview, Charles Cockell and Simon Mitton discuss the awesome experience of standing at the edge of an impact crater. The explosive force of a large asteroid impact would kill anyone unlucky enough to be nearby, and craters they leave behind can serve as a reminder for dangers that still lurk in our solar system.

Hitting Europa Hard
Topic: Europa
Summary: Europa remains a tantalizing target for astrobiologists –- but what would be the best way to investigate the mysterious moon? In this interview, Karl Hibbitts describes a proposed hyper-velocity impactor that would smack right into Europa´s outer ice shell.

Radio Astrobiology II
Topic: Missions
Summary: Welcome to Radio Astrobiology, the podcast of Astrobiology Magazine, where we'll feature new programs, including Ask an Astrobiologist, Astrobiology in the News, and Great Debates. In Part II of an in-depth interview, our host Simon Mitton discusses astrobiology and its exploration frontiers.
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