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Svet Shkolyar posted a status
"A salty, Martian meteorite offers clues to habitability: http://j.mp/1sQt61k"
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"Know about Moon Express, which is developing robotic spacecraft that will unlock the resources of the Moon? http://j.mp/1tKmJz8"
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"Dear Shravya, Go to the Penn State website:  http://www.psu.edu/admission  and you should be able to find out all about admission requirements. You will need to take either the SAT or ACT test and supply a high school grade transcript.…"
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Jim Kasting and Shravya Shenoy are now friends
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A visit to Kepler-10c

I’ve been busy raising my kid and moving us into a new house, which is the reason for the non-posts. I didn’t even have TV for about a month, so I couldn’t even do my live-blogging of Cosmos. Fortunately, my colleague and (more importantly) good friend Ravi Kopparapu is picking up the slack. Ravi just […]

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Will climate change eliminate the ice age cycle?

Long-term patterns in Earth’s climate show glacial cycles that correspond to variations in Earth’s orbital geometry and affect the overall amount of sunlight that the planet receives. Known as “Milankovitch cycles”, these variations are observed in geologic reconstructions of temperature and isotopes to show periodic changes every 23,000, 41,000 and 100,000 years. The first two of […]

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Evolution of new ant species in a single ant colony via sympatric speciation

Alternate mechanism of species formation picks up support, thanks to a South American ant A newly-discovered species of ant supports a controversial theory of species formation. The ant, only found in a single patch of eucalyptus trees on the São Paulo State University campus in Brazil, branched off from its original species while living in […]

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Long-term effects of climate change facilitated by studying climate relicts

Climate relicts may help researchers understand climate change While hiking through the Ozarks’ characteristic oak and hickory forests as a teenager, ecologist Scott Woolbright discovered something decidedly uncharacteristic for the region: prickly pear cacti growing on an exposed, rocky ledge. In a recent paper published in Trends in Ecology and Evolution, Woolbright describes how populations and […]

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