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Minutes at the Edge #10 – The Geeks Shall Inherit the Solar System

| 3. August 2015

Today’s episode of Minutes at the Edge is a very happy one. I talk about the New Horizon mission to Pluto, the discoveries made and the geek fest the people at NASA had naming the geological structures they found on Pluto and Charon. Please enjoy this shiny podcast!     And here are some links […]

Minutes at the Edge #9 – Airships and Cloud Cities for Venus

| 17. Dezember 2014

There is a NASA study out, which proposes using airships and cloud cities, habitats in the upper atmosphere of Venus, to explore the planet. The whole idea is far less freaky than it sounds, believe me! Here’s my podcast introducing the whole thing:       And you can find out more about everything (and […]

Minutes at the Edge #8 – Things between the Stars

| 22. Juni 2014

Today’s episode of Minutes at the Edge is all about the weird and wonderful stuff between the starts and the stars themselves. Especially if the stars in question are weird and wonderful, so please enjoy:   Further reading: Red Giant and Neutron Star Thorne–Żytkow object Oldest Star article 1 and article 2 Cosmic inflation evidence […]

Minutes at the Edge #7 – Planet Hunting

| 27. April 2014

Today’s episode of minutes at the Edge is all about astronomy and to be more precise: Planet hunting. Being a planet hunter is one of the coolest things available as a career, I think. So please enjoy the podcast and also check out the links and the video.   Further reading: Cold brown dwarf  Kepler-186f […]

Minutes at the Edge #6: Mind-melting maths

| 21. Januar 2014

Today’s Minutes at the Edge podcast is about the kind of maths so counter-intuitive and weird, it makes your brain melt. Listen and you will see what I mean.   This is the Youtube video responsible for the hub-bub: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-I6XTVZXww And here are some links discussing the topic. Some say it works, some say it […]

Minutes at the Edge #5: Zombies don’t eat Boltzmann Brains

| 7. September 2013

Today’s episode of Minutes at the Edge is all about two bizarre subjects: A virus induced zombie apocalypse and the unlikeliness of even the most long-lived zombie ever being able to devour a Boltzmann Brain. What in the name of R’lyeh it is I am talking about? Well, find out yourselves:     For further […]

Minutes at the Edge #4: Mammoths and Cloning

| 29. Mai 2013

Another Mammoth carcass has been found in the frozen wastes of Siberia. More specifically on Lyakhovsky Islands and the Mammoth, a female, was about 50 – 60 years old. What is most intriguing about this find: The scientists who discovered the carcass also found liquid blood, liquid at temperatures significantly below freezing. The Mammoth itself […]

Minutes at the Edge #3: Cthulhu Macrofasciculumque

| 7. April 2013

In today’s episode I introduce you to the most splendid newly discovered organism which bears the name of my favourite Great Old One, please enjoy! Subscribe on iTunes Further reading: Eukaryotes in general The Parabasalia Cell structure in general     Most importantly, the paper describing Cthulhu macrofasciculumque and his daughter Cthylla microfasceculumque: Cthulhu Macrofasciculumque […]

Minutes at the Edge #2: Long Dead Things and Modern Descendants

| 18. Februar 2013

Today’s cigarette-break sized science podcast is all about research into evolution, specifically the evolution of birds and placental mammals. All squishy science! Subscribe on iTunes Further reading: Transitional Fossil Denial and Feathered Dinosaurs Dinosaurs with stubby feathers Placental Mammal ancestors after the K-Pg extinction event  BBC article on mammalian ancestors Multituberculate Mammals

Minutes on the Edge: Quantum Biology

| 30. Januar 2013

Today marks the first episode of the mad science mini-podcast of the Traveler’s Steampunk Blog: Minutes on the Edge. This podcast will bring you short news from the cutting edge of science (but not the fringe) whenever I discover something I find intriguing. Today’s episode is about quantum biology, please enjoy! Further reading: http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2011/02/08/1012293108.abstract http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-21150046 […]