Monday, December 6, 2010

Susan Philipsz won the 2010 Turner Prize

Susan Philipsz won the 2010 Turner Prize for her work Lowlands at the Glasgow International Festival and her presentation of Long Gone in a group exhibition, Mirrors, at Museo de Arte Contemporanea de Vigo in Spain.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Planetary Context - rethink /Felisa Wolfe-Simon

Dr. Felisa Wolfe-Simon - NASA  Evolutionary Geobiochemistry.

Felisa Wolfe-Simon is a biochemist at the US Geological Survey and a fellow of the NASA Astrobiology Institute. Her research focuses on evolutionary microbiology and exotic metabolic pathways. Her work includes the discovery of the bacterium GFAJ-1 from Mono Lake, California that is able to incorporate arsenate (AsO3−4) as a substitute for phosphate (PO3−4) in its DNA and other essential biomolecules. This is the first form of life known to be capable of growth in environments with little or no phosphorus.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

World AIDS day

Today is World AIDS day! May we never forget those lost to AIDS and let us never lose hope that someday there will come an end to AIDS.