Further Tales from Spaceship Earth, the second volume in our ongoing short story collection, has been published and is available from Amazon in both paperback and Kindle formats. Edited by Jim Cleaves and Palmer Fliss, this volume includes science-informed fiction by affiliates and friends of the Blue Marble Space Institute of Science. The collection reflects an intersection of each author’s knowledge of science and vision of the future, which grapple with critical issues of our transformation into a technological and […]Read more
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Dr. Jim Cleaves was recently named a Fellow of the International Society for the Study of the Origin of Life (ISSOL), also known as the international astrobiology society. The title of Fellow is the second highest awarded by ISSOL, with Dr. Cleaves being the youngest person to receive this honor. Congratulations to Dr. Cleaves!Read more
Young Scientist Ryan Scott and his team were awarded the 2017 ASBMR (American Society for Bone Mineral Research) “Young Investigator Award.” Other team members who worked on our research with Ryan at NASA Ames Research Center include Mohit Nalavadi, Sulekha Anand, Yasaman Shirazi, and Josh Alwood. Ryan will give a presentation of his results, titled “Zoledronate and Mechanical Loading Treatments During Simulated Weightlessness: Cancellous Structure and Osteocellular Responses” at the 2017 ASBMR Annual Meeting in Denver this September. Congratulations to […]Read more
Iman Hamid shares her ethics & society case study, which she completed as part of our Young Scientist Program. A friend of mine recently shared a 2014 Onion article titled “Scientists Politely Remind World That Clean Energy Technology Ready To Go Whenever.” It was funny, if a bit over-simplified. This jibe at the world’s slow embrace of renewable energy sparked a debate on my friend’s post. Someone noted that renewable energy technology is inefficient and still has negative environmental impacts. Two […]Read more
Young Scientist Ryan Scott placed 2nd in the Graduate Division of Biological and Agricultural Sciences at the 31st Annual California State University (CSU) Student Research Competition, held April 28-29, at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. The event saw the participation of hundreds of graduate and undergraduates student researchers from all 23 CSU campuses, extending from San Diego State to Humboldt State. Ryan was there representing San José State University, as all the participants had been selected beforehand as winners in […]Read more