Do fossils have rights?

By Ismael Acosta, to fulfill the ethics in science requirement for the Young Scientist Program at BMSIS. A fossil is any material identified as the remains of an organism (e.g., dinosaur bones, insect exoskeletons, plant leaf impressions, animal tracks, remains of microorganisms accumulated in rocks, etc.). Fossils open a window into the past and are extremely important for the study of life, its origins, and evolution. Fossils are therefore a key part of science, and it is for this reason that scientific institutions […]

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Research Scientist and Postdoc Positions in the Kaçar Lab

We’re happy to announce that BMSIS scientist Betül Kaçar has new openings for the positions of Research Scientist and Postdoc with the Ancient Biology lab at the University of Arizona. Learn more and apply at the links below! Research Scientist: https://arizona.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/4/home/requisition/4419?c=arizona Postdoctoral Researcher: https://arizona.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/4/home/requisition/4523?c=arizona

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Space Settlement with the Help of Plants

by Ayşe Meriç Yazıcı Nature is not only an aesthetically simple source of inspiration, but also an enormous research and development laboratory that has tested the most appropriate shapes, strategies, materials, and dynamics in the field to overcome complex and challenging problems for more than 3.8 billion years. The strategies that nature has developed to overcome its own problems can be a solution to almost everything in our world today. Leonardo Da Vinci inspired aircraft today by studying birds during […]

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BMSIS SCIENTIST FEATURE: Dr. Tony Z. Jia

From exploring protein structure to promoting astrobiology in Asia by Rabeea Rasheed Humans are born curious and naturally inquisitive. We tend to want knowledge of how things work around us. But while many of us often ask “how” things work, it seems like only a proportion of people dare to ask “why”, even though the latter is both intellectually stimulating and challenging at the same time. Finding out why something works the way it does or “why we wonder why” […]

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BMSIS SCIENTIST FEATURE: Dr. Armando Azua-Bustos

Blues for a red planet: Dr. Azua-Bustos uses a unique approach to understand life in the extreme environment of the Atacama Desert  by Rabeea Rasheed Our knowledge of life is based on our observation and understanding of organisms living on Earth or that lived here in the past. The complexity and diversity of life developed over the course of a million years. From the tiniest microbe to the mighty blue whale, Life evolved and adapted to its environment.Biological diversity includes […]

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