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Mars: The nearest part of the biological universe?
On Thursday 30 July, NASA’s Mars 2020 mission will launch from Florida. Its main aim is to search for evidence of Martian life. If it finds such evidence, Mars will turn out to be the closest part of the Biological Universe to Earth; in other words,…
Understanding Evolution: Why do ostriches have wings, anyway?
“Evolution is a fact of life” scientists tell us. “Evolution best explains both the unity and the diversity of life” they continue. Both the marvelous adaptations that organisms exhibit and their striking similarities are explained…
The Big Question (Statistical Analysis of Climate Extremes: The Blog about the Book. Part 4)
“Climate extremes cost human lives. They do harm to the economy. Examples are the Elbe flood in 2002, the European heatwave in 2003 or hurricane Katrina in 2005. The big question is how global climate change influences climate extremes. This plagues…
Discovering the Deep: A Photographic Atlas of the Seafloor and Ocean Crust
Take a peek into the heart of this exciting title with an look at deep ocean floor geology and the mid-ocean ridge