Sunday, December 13, 2009

Origins of photosynthesis and video course on astrobiology

Welcome! "Alien Life" tracks the latest discoveries and thoughts in the various elements of the famous Drake Equation. Here's today's news:
g Abodes - Astrobiology Magazine's climate blog, The Hot Zone, discusses issues surrounding the UN climate conference happening in Copenhagen. See article.
g Life - ‘Extreme’ genes are shedding light on the origins of photosynthesis. See article.
g Message - Here’s an interesting paper, “The Temporal Aspect of the Drake Equation and SETI”, which critically investigate some evolutionary aspects of the famous Drake equation. Note: This paper is from 2003.
g Learning - NASA research scientist Lynn Rothschild and several guest speakers discuss issues of astrobiology and space exploration in this neat video course from Stanford University. See course.
g Aftermath - The Fire Officer’s Guide to Disaster Control, used to train Firefighter’s at the National Fire Academy in Maryland, contains a chapter on what firefighters should do if they encounte a crashed extraterrestrial craft.

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