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Making Habitability a Priority

Nov 30, 2014 No Comments by 1738 views

November has been a big month for big European science projects, after the successful landing of Philae probe on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. But Cologne, Germany is now home to more than the Rosetta Mission’s Landing Control Center. This spring, a team spearheaded by Prof. Dr. Carsten Münker at the University of Cologne was successful with a […]

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Biosignatures Across Space and Time

May 28, 2014 No Comments by 819 views

Last week, the clouds cleared and nearly 100 scientists from six continents descended on rainy Bergen, Norway to share their perspective on the broad topic of life in the universe. The 2014 joint meeting of the Nordic Network of Astrobiology and the Centre of Geobiology was hosted by the University of Bergen. The science sessions […]

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Masterpieces

Aug 31, 2013 No Comments by 737 views

The city of Florence is intimately tied to the Renaissance, when innovations in thinking and art drove Europe out of the dark ages intellectually, artistically and culturally. At the heart of this revolution, especially for art, was the Medici family. The patronage of this banking family helped develop art as we know it in modern […]

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Eat like a Florentine

Aug 27, 2013 No Comments by 677 views

There is no lack of science occurring during official sessions this week at the Fortezza da Bosso, but much of what we get from being at a conference is the opportunity to connect informally to other scientists during lunch, a glass of wine at the poster session, or dinner.  As one scientist put it to […]

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From water to wine

Jul 04, 2013 No Comments by 939 views

For most of us, our science is a passion, and we work nearly non-stop. A recent study of worldwide downloads from scientific journals reveals our habits: scientists are hard at work not only during the day, but also at night and on weekends. [1] So how do we balance our relentless devotion to our professional […]

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Pedal-powered conference: making tracks to the European Geosciences Union General Assembly

Apr 22, 2013 No Comments by 1645 views

The idea was simple: combine a bicycle-touring vacation with alternative transportation to a conference. The European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly took place in Vienna, Austria this year from April 7-12. The beautiful blue Danube River starts in the Black Forest, which is near our current home in southwestern Germany, and passes through Vienna as […]

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