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Latest results on KIC 8462852 / Boyajians Star:
After comparing data from Spitzer and Swift - an infrared and ultraviolet telescope - whatever the heck the three dimensional distribution of the material causing the brightness dips, the long-term secular dimming of the star is being caused by dust. ...(read more)
One coming this approaching spring will. This one was livestreamed but not sure if it was recorded.
An update to this was presented:
Attended my first honest to god Astrobiology meeting/symposium/conference. Wow, it was amazing...
People usually point to there actually being hydrogen and carbon accessible on the surface of Mars, in the form of widespread permafrost/humidity and the CO2 atmosphere, whereas the only biomass/fuel precursor element that exists in large quantities on the moon is oxygen (in the rock, along with var...(read more)
I don't see the difference between the two.
To answer the question of the title: Yes.
Only recently seen two instances of sleazier self-promotion.
What with the way the ASIC mining chips keep upping the difficulty, can a CPU botnet even pay for the developer's time to code the worm that spreads it any more?
I have spoken to someone who has spoken to some of the scientific higher ups at Calico and they are excited about the longer-term funding models for biomedical research they think they can get there for sure.
I have also seen a scientific talk about a project that was taken up by Calico from a re...(read more)
Postdoctoral position acquired. May be doing some work off a NASA astrobiology grant, eventually.