Happening @ S.A.G.A.N. – Happy Birthday S.A.G.A.N.!

Happy 1st Birthday S.A.G.A.N.! We’ve hit a landmark with our community, celebrating a successful first year on April 12th 2013! We are celebrating over at S.A.G.A.N. with lots of new activities and events including a themed “Mars Month” coming in May 2013 – check out what’s new by logging into the site at www.saganet.org !

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Podcast: Dr. David Grinspoon on the Anthropocene

April’s “Beer with BMSIS” podcast features a conversation with Dr. David Grinspoon on The Human Role in Earth Evolution: Will the Anthropocene be an Event, An Epoch or a Transition? Dr. Grinspoon describes how the activities of human civilization have grown to such a scale that they are beginning to have an impact on the planetary system and the geologic record. He considers the implications of this notion of the “Anthropocene” and some possible directions for the future of humanity. […]

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Podcast: Chemistry of the Possible

March’s edition of “Beer with BMSIS” features a conversation with Dr. Jim Cleaves titled The Chemistry of the Possible. Dr. Cleaves discusses his calculations of the number of biologically possible molecules, and speculates as to the reasons that Earth life uses only a small subset of these molecules. Should we expect life elsewhere to use the same set of amino acids as Earth life, or would extraterrestrial life be based on a notably different set of molecules? These questions will […]

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