So…life from Mars?
I wouldn’t bet on it, but the idea that life began on Mars & flew here by meteorite is not totally silly http://t.co/hbQHe3HyOp
StarBear also features in the Tardigrada Newsletter this month!
- Life may have developed on Mars, not Earth, scientist says (news.nationalpost.com)
- Life On Earth Started On Mars, Say Scientists… (news.sky.com)
- Did life really start on Mars? (theage.com.au)
- Earth life ‘may have come from Mars’ By Simon Redfern | thanks to @BBCNews (gabrielcatalano.com)
- Earth life ‘may have come from Mars’ (astronaut.com)
- Life on earth ‘began on Mars’ (theguardian.com)
- Did life on Earth start on Mars? A scientist lays out the evidence – Los Angeles Times (latimes.com)
- Scientists reveal life may have begun on Mars (independent.co.uk)
- Did Life on Earth Really Come From Mars? (newsy.com)
- Life on Earth ‘may have come from Mars’ (irishtimes.com)
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- After Two Years Scientists Still Can’t Solve Belly Button Mystery, Continue Navel-Gazing (blogs.scientificamerican.com)
- A Jungle in There: Bacteria in Belly Buttons are Highly Diverse, but Predictable (PLOS ONE Journal)
“According to Elizabeth Bass, director of the Center for Communicating Science, … a few lessons could be drawn from the entries about successful science explanations. Videos appeared to work better than just words, perhaps simply because the videos required more thought and time to put together. The children appreciated humorous explanations but not jokes that were thrown in simply to be funny.
They hated haikus and other attempts to cast science into verse, Ms. Bass said.
She said one teacher reported, “There was almost disgust in their analysis.”
Odysseys are popular though, even if haikus for children are not. Everyone (well, almost everyone, I should guess) knows of James Joyce’s version, which satisfyingly (what a horrible word) was an adaptation of the epic-in-all-senses Odyssey for children. (“Joyce first encountered Odysseus in Charles Lamb‘s Adventures of Ulysses—an adaptation of the Odyssey for children”). Surfing Le Twitter last night, I came upon this interesting Axolotl Odyssey story; do go and read it. Some further surfing also brought up another version of the Starbear’s story, this one in comic form:
|Gavin Aung Than (@zenpencils)2012-06-20 7:43 PMHere are my Neil Tyson and @BadAstronomer comics translated into Portugeuese! bit.ly/LgT5OM bit.ly/LgT7WV thnx @AstroPT|