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Interpretative Dance of Astrobiology

JWST muddling along

Congress is moving on 2012 appropriations, and the Science agency “minibus” bill has reported out of conference…

Imagine, hypothetically, that a junior co-worker comes to you, distraught, to tell you they witnessed a horrendously evil act by a senior colleague.

The following is brutal, do not watch if sensitive

NESCent is offering a travel award for the best blog post on current or emerging evolutionary research. Award is $750 for travel support to attend ScienceOnline2012 There will be 2 winners, chosen by 15th Dec 2011 Blog entries must mention NESCent contest, and are nominated or self-nominated by emailing travel.award@nescent.org like this – but for…

Our big questions, at least. And the winners are…

And we’re off again with session 4 and direct imaging of exoplanets I think we had about 100 total new exoplanets announced yesterday: 55 from CORALIE/HARPS, 23 from WASP, 12 from Kepler, 10 from PSU-Torun and assorted others.

Flurry of Physics

I’m at wee bit behind on this here blogging thingie, but there has been a flurry of physics results which are worth a quick peek:

There has been a lot of effort to try to figure out how to teach physics better, at the university level, in the US. Of course, we know perfectly well how to do that.

ESA starts LISA plans

So LISA is moving ahead with a possible all European mission to look for low frequency gravitational radiation