The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny...' --Isaac Asimov
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Entries from February 2014

The coming extinction of old sea ice

February 22nd, 2014 1 Comment

This video shows the disturbing truth hidden in the data, which is that while Arctic sea ice extent (the area of ocean covered by ice) has been declining at 13% per decade (in summer, 3% in winter), the volume and age of the ice have been declining more rapidly. Whereas in 1987 there were extensive […]

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Woohoo! Astrobiology course approved!

February 13th, 2014 2 Comments

My Astrobiology course was approved by the Provost, so next spring I will be able to offer MSL294 Astrobiology: Planets, Oceans, and Life at the University of Alaska Fairbanks!! From the syllabus— Astrobiology is the study of the origins, evolution, and future of life on Earth and elsewhere in the Universe. From humble beginnings as […]

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