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Life Not-As-We-Know-It: Methane Biochemistry

The recent confirmation of the existence of a molecule called Acrylonitrile (also known as Vinyl Cyanide) in the atmosphere of Titan has me thinking about the possibilities of alternative biochemistries. This confirmation (following up on previous data from several years … Continue reading

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Worlds Around Brown Dwarfs: When is a Planet a Planet?

I’ve always found brown dwarfs to be fascinating objects, and as such I’ve recently been re-reading papers about their formation and unusual chemistry. Brown dwarfs are strange, transitionary objects; they’re sort of in between being a planet and a star. … Continue reading

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Tapered Rotating Habitats for Settling Low-Gravity Worlds

This has been an idea that has been bouncing around in my head for a while now. My original idea was to turn it into a paper, and I still might one day if I flesh it out more. The … Continue reading

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The Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum: An Introduction to Rapid Climate Change

This is the first in a series of posts that will be discussing anthropogenic climate change. But before I begin talking about our current bout of global warming, I think it would be good to start off by looking at … Continue reading

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On Coffee and Nuclear Power

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