I like to watch the SpaceRef RSS. I really only keep half an eye on it, because it’s often duplicate data from other, more specific feeds I watch, but occasionally there’s a unique gem on there. Also, it’s VERY often stuff like “STS-81 Report” and “Bob From NASA Announces News Conference”. Boring stuff.
Today there were 8 stories in my feed, and it’s quite possible that every single one of more geeky than any other post I’ve ever seen on there. I was floored. Check these headlines out:
- Can Identification of a Fourth Domain of Life Be Made from Sequence Data Alone, and Could It Be Done on Mars?
- Role of the Ionosphere for the Atmospheric Evolution of Planets
- Lunar Astrobiology: A Review and Suggested Laboratory Equipment
- Tardigrades as a Potential Model Organism in Space Research
- How Rare Is Complex Life in the Milky Way?
- TD-(1)HNMR Measurements Show Enantioselective Dissociation of Ribose and Glucose in the Presence of H2(17)O
- Homochirality in an Early Peptide World
- Sequence Analysis of Trimer Isomers Formed by Montmorillonite Catalysis in the Reaction of Binary Monomer Mixtures
For the record, no, I don’t understand the VAST majority of what they’re talking about.