Interview

  • Interview with Neville Woolf: Part II
    This is the second of a two-part interview with Neville Woolf, a Professor of Astronomy at the University of Arizona. Woolf is the principal investigator of one of the lead teams recently awarded a five-year grant by the NASA Astrobiology Institute (NAI) to conduct astrobiology-related
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  • Interview with Neville Woolf
    This is the first of a two-part interview with Neville Woolf, a Professor of Astronomy at the University of Arizona. Woolf is the principal investigator of one of the lead teams recently awarded a five-year grant by the NASA Astrobiology Institute (NAI) to conduct astrobiology-related
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  • Water: The Molecule of Life
    Philip Ball, author of "Life's Matrix: A Biography of Water," says that liquid water is essential for the kind of delicate chemistry that makes life possible. In an interview with Astrobiology Magazine, he discusses his thoughts on the role of liquid water for life on
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  • Earth, Sky and Astrobiology
    In the 1990s, scientists coined the term "astrobiology" to refer to the study of life in space. On the radio broadcast, Earth and Sky, discover more about this fascinating field from Dr. Bruce Runnegar.
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  • Hitch-Hiker’s Guide to Biology’s Second Datum
    Midway through their marathon 2-week space shuttle experiments, Neil Tyson and David Warmflash explore one of biology's most elusive mysteries: Does life fit a second data point?
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  • Genetic Engineering and Human Intervention: Part III
    Interview (Part III) with Andrew Knoll, Harvard paleobiologist, about the role of human intervention in shaping the global biosphere: "We just need to recognize that we live in a world where local actions sometimes have large reactions.
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  • Extinctions: Interview with Andrew Knoll Part II
    "Progress is a very loaded term for people who study the philosophy of biology," says Harvard's Andrew Knoll. In part II of the interview, find out the role of extinction in evolution. "...the central fact of our planet, as far as biology is
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  • Biodiversity: Interview with Andrew Knoll Part I
    Harvard's Andrew Knoll, esteemed paleontologist, and Berkeley's Norman Myers, renowned conservation biologist, published a colloquium paper in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences last year entitled, "The Biotic Crisis and the Future of Evolution."
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  • Charting Course: Life in the Universe
    The National Academy of Sciences report entitled "Life in the Universe" highlights a top ten list of what has been found out so far about answering the big questions.
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  • Five Year Retrospective: Mars Pathfinder
    Five years ago today, on September 27, 1997, the Mars Pathfinder lander began to tally up its remarkable mission history. The excitement was non-stop beginning only 3 minutes after landing, when the first signals of success came back to rapt Earth-bound listeners.
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  • Commitment to Life on This Earth
    Among other projects, find out about archaeological research for the site of Helike, which is an ancient Greek city destroyed by an earthquake and tsunami in 373 BC.
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  • Cosmic Imperative for Life?
    Life began on Earth almost as soon as it was possible, almost as soon as the intense early bombardment by asteroids and comets tapered off and a stable environment emerged. Is this evidence for a chemical inevitability for spawning biology?
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  • Swords to Plowshares
    Using a converted Russian ICBM missile for a solar sail launch vehicle, Cosmos Studios is embarking on a bold experiment. Read more, from a remarkable interview with Ann Druyan, the widow of renowned scientist Carl Sagan, and astrophysicist Steven Soter to create the famed television
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  • Internet Engagement with Space
    People come to astrobiology because it addresses deep and profound questions about who are we, where are we from, and where are we going. Understand a current perspective, from a remarkable interview with Ann Druyan and astrophysicist Steven Soter.
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  • Sagan as Teacher, as Collaborator
    The legacy of Carl Sagan's unification of both skepticism and wonder. Read more about contributions, from a remarkable interview with Ann Druyan, the widow of renowned scientist Carl Sagan, and astrophysicist Steven Soter who collaborated with Sagan over many years to create the famed television
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