Sara Seager

Mar. 06, 2015

The Interstellar Tourist’s Guide to Exoplanets

Exoplanet hunter Sara Seager explains how biosignature gases could help identify life on exoplanets, and The Takeaway’s John Hockenberry takes Ira on a futuristic tour of exoplanet vacation destinations.

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Nov. 15, 2013

Searching for Earth 2.0

New data suggest one in every five stars like the sun may have an Earth-like planet circling it.

kepler, earth, goldilocks zone, sara seager, exoplanet, habitable planet

May. 20, 2011

Exoplanets Floating Freely, Without A Star

Ten newly discovered exoplanets are very distant from their host stars, or not orbiting them at all.

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Michael Pollan Talks Plants and Food

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Cephalopod Spectacular


Mystery Box

Teaching Ancient Nautilus New Tricks

\tWith its heavy outer shell, weak vision, and primitive brain, the nautilus lacks much of the excitement of the more flashy and cunning cephalopods. Yet a series of experiments by evolutionary biologists Dr. Jennifer Basil and Robyn Crook involving fish juice, blue lights, and mazes dispels the notion that this ancient species is incapable of basic learning and throws into question the origins of cephalopods' intellectual prowess.

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