Would you like to talk to rocks?

By: Danna Camila Jaimes  Have you ever wondered if rocks have the ability to speak? Have you ever tried to understand what they are telling you? You probably think that this is a task that only concerns geologists or people who have advanced knowledge on the subject, but today I will give you basic information so that you can understand any rock that you find in your environment, if you wish. What are rocks made of? To begin with, rocks, […]

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Why Should We “Waste” Time With Space Exploration?

By: Ryan Kirby It seems that every day there is some new catastrophe facing off against humanity: a ruinous hurricane, an infectious outbreak, a raging wildfire, a politically-fueled conflict, a starving population – the list is endless. With so much suffering around the world, it is easy to see why people want to divert time and money away from “non-essential” areas to send relief funds to the many in need. Nobody wants this suffering to continue but it is far […]

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Do fossils have rights?

By Ismael Acosta, to fulfill the ethics in science requirement for the Young Scientist Program at BMSIS. A fossil is any material identified as the remains of an organism (e.g., dinosaur bones, insect exoskeletons, plant leaf impressions, animal tracks, remains of microorganisms accumulated in rocks, etc.). Fossils open a window into the past and are extremely important for the study of life, its origins, and evolution. Fossils are therefore a key part of science, and it is for this reason that scientific institutions […]

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Research Scientist and Postdoc Positions in the Kaçar Lab

We’re happy to announce that BMSIS scientist Betül Kaçar has new openings for the positions of Research Scientist and Postdoc with the Ancient Biology lab at the University of Arizona. Learn more and apply at the links below! Research Scientist: https://arizona.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/4/home/requisition/4419?c=arizona Postdoctoral Researcher: https://arizona.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/4/home/requisition/4523?c=arizona

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Space Settlement with the Help of Plants

by Ayşe Meriç Yazıcı Nature is not only an aesthetically simple source of inspiration, but also an enormous research and development laboratory that has tested the most appropriate shapes, strategies, materials, and dynamics in the field to overcome complex and challenging problems for more than 3.8 billion years. The strategies that nature has developed to overcome its own problems can be a solution to almost everything in our world today. Leonardo Da Vinci inspired aircraft today by studying birds during […]

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