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Postdoctoral Research in Microbial Nitrogen Cycling at Ames

The Bay Area Environmental Research (BAER) Institute is seeking a full-time postdoctoral researcher to perform measurements of nitrogen cyc…

Started by Melissa Kirven-Brooks in Jobs / Post-docs / Other opportunities

0 Nov 28, 2018

Two Postdoctoral Research Scholar Opportunities Arizona State University Beyond Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science

The Beyond Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science (http://beyond.asu.edu) at Arizona State University invites applications for up to tw…

Started by Melissa Kirven-Brooks in Jobs / Post-docs / Other opportunities

0 Sep 7, 2018

Applications to the Research Experience for Undergraduates at the SETI Institute are Now Open!

For more information, see https://www.seti.org/applications-Research-Experience-Undergraduates-SETI-Institute-Now-Open?bblinkid=77966714&am

Started by Melissa Kirven-Brooks in Jobs / Post-docs / Other opportunities

0 Jan 22, 2018

WGBH Rita Allen Fellowship for Science Communication.

The Rita Allen Foundation and WGBH Boston are pleased to announce the Rita Allen Fellowship for Science Communication. This new program wil…

Started by Melissa Kirven-Brooks in Jobs / Post-docs / Other opportunities

0 Apr 7, 2017

NSF Advanced Training Program in Antarctica for Early-Career Scientists: Biological Adaptations to Environmental Change

NSF Advanced Training Program in Antarctica for Early-Career Scientists: Biological Adaptations to Environmental Change (Course Dates Betwe…

Started by Melissa Kirven-Brooks in Jobs / Post-docs / Other opportunities

0 Apr 7, 2017

MIT Postdoctoral Research Associate, Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences

Conduct research on molecular and isotopic fossils (biomarkers) preserved in ancient sedimentary rocks. Collaborate closely with MIT facult…

Started by Melissa Kirven-Brooks in Jobs / Post-docs / Other opportunities

0 Sep 20, 2016

Postdoc/PhD student international travel award opportunity

Dear Colleague,  On behalf of David Deamer, Editor-in-Chief of Life (ISSN 2075-1729), we are pleased to inform you that we will be offeri…

Started by Melissa Kirven-Brooks in Jobs / Post-docs / Other opportunities

0 Sep 6, 2016

Small Bodies Assessment Group 15th Meeting: Early Career Travel Support

Small Bodies Assessment Group 15th Meeting:  Early Career Travel Support   The 15th meeting of the Small Bodies Assessment Group will be he…

Started by Melissa Kirven-Brooks in The Cutting-Edge of Astrobiology

0 Apr 11, 2016

2016 PIERAZZO INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TRAVEL AWARD - DEADLINE FRIDAY

2016 PIERAZZO INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TRAVEL AWARD - DEADLINE FRIDAY Application deadline: 9 PM PST, November 13, 2015 Awards will be annou…

Started by Melissa Kirven-Brooks in SAGANet Community

0 Nov 10, 2015

California Academy of Sciences Ph.D.-level Scientist Job Opportunities

The California Academy of Sciences seeks to fill several endowed positions with Ph.D.-level scientists who do outstanding biodiversity/ecol…

Started by Melissa Kirven-Brooks in Jobs / Post-docs / Other opportunities

0 Jul 13, 2015

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Using tried and tested methods of constructing habitats from ethnobotanical and ethnozoological useful species for self sustainability on Mars

Posted by Andrew Planet on June 26, 2020 at 8:00am 0 Comments

To maximize crop yields on Mars it would be advantageous to do away with annuals and biannuals by engineering the latter into perennials as standard. Not only would that entail far less work to grow produce as the act of replanting is made obsolete, but per given cultivated area perennials bring forth more food and materials with less demand from the soil than the equivalent of annuals.

Imagine a superfood annual such as lentils engineered into a lentil tree for which there already…

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Free astrobiology webinars for kids, summer 2020

Posted by Julia Brodsky on June 13, 2020 at 12:28pm 0 Comments

This summer, Art of Inquiry hosts free space exploration and astrobiology webinars for middle-school students and their families all over the world.



Here is a list of what was covered so far, as well as an updated schedule of webinars:

The search for life in the Universe, Dr. Alex Tsapin, JPL (retired)

The history of SETI, SETIQuest editor, Larry…

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Radiolysis-powered life

Posted by Andrew Planet on June 11, 2020 at 9:56pm 7 Comments

This paper greatly extends the possibility of what a Goldilocks zone can be.  Its no longer the Goldilocks zone as a single expanse, its the Goldilocks zones for a particular area

https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/pdf/10.1098/rsif.2016.0459

¿Are the Venusian sulphuric acid clouds the by product of long dead anoxogenic photosynthetic organisms?

Posted by Andrew Planet on May 4, 2020 at 2:51pm 2 Comments

I just read the piece at the link below entitled "Study: Life might survive, and thrive, in a hydrogen world."

I'd been thinking on similar lines recently, on different atmospheres with early life, but I was considering anoxogenic bacteria whose byproduct is sulfur instead of molecular oxygen. ¿Had life evolved on Venus could its sulfuric clouds be the signature byproduct of such life with no branches ever evolving to produce the equivalent of Earth's Great…

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Started by Gina Riggio in SAGANet Discussions. Last reply by Pritha Jaipal yesterday. 127 Replies

If you are trying to ask a question live during Ask an Astrobiologist, please do so in the main chatroom at the bottom of the screen! You can also ask on twitter…Continue

Inhabitation on mars, with plants or without?

Started by Chirag Parmar in The Cutting-Edge of Astrobiology. Last reply by Chirag Parmar on Monday. 2 Replies

hello there, Chirag Parmar this side!i am a biotechnology student and currently on research of plants on other planets! The main issue is the gravity of the planet! If we take mars as an example, the…Continue

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Have we been looking in the wrong time-frame? Requesting feedback on a recent paper.

Started by Christopher J Reiss in The Cutting-Edge of Astrobiology. Last reply by Greg Bowen Jun 30. 5 Replies

Let me first say Hi to everyone as a new member here!   I hope you are all safe, sound, and not too stir-crazy during this Pandemic.I recently stumbled upon a notion for SETI which seems so simple I…Continue

Interactive Online Astrobiology for 10-12 yr olds

Started by Julia Brodsky in Education and Public Outreach Mar 9. 0 Replies

If your 10-12 yr old child is interested in space science, I would like to invite them to our courses. I am a former science teacher,  mom of three, and a former NASA astronaut instructor. I also…Continue

Tags: school, education, middle, astrobiology, STEM

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