Month: January 2018

Blog: Crossing Disciplines – And a Foray into Talk Shows

This is Kai Rasmussen’s blog.  He is the webmaster for astrobotany.com, and UW molecular biology research undergrad.  These are updates about the process, if you are interested. For me, the higher I’ve gone in biological sciences, the more I’ve realized how much individual fields blend and overlap with each other.  This is something I considered …

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Blog: Introducing AstroBlockChainBotany.com – Just Kidding!

This is Kai Rasmussen’s blog.  He is the webmaster for astrobotany.com, and UW molecular biology research undergrad.  These are updates about the process, if you are interested. Crypto Astrobotany.com is now astroblockchainbotany.com!!  Just kidding!  Cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin or litecoin have been very hot in the news cycle nowadays.  You may have heard that several …

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Blog: Virology, Microbiology, and Astromicrobiology

This is Kai Rasmussen’s blog.  He is the webmaster for astrobotany.com, and UW molecular biology research undergrad.  These are updates about the process, if you are interested. T’was the first day of classes at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Throughout thee yonder night t’was a soft twinkling of snow upon thee crest of Bascom Hill. My …

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Blog: Disney and Spaceflight: American Entertainment that Educates

This is Kai Rasmussen’s blog.  He is the webmaster for astrobotany.com, and UW molecular biology research undergrad.  These are updates about the process, if you are interested. I was on winter break for the past three weeks and honestly was not up to much.  I spent a lot of time playing minecraft and now I’ve …

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CASIS and Marvel Announce “Guardians of the Galaxy” Astrobotany Challenge

The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) and Marvel are teaming up to allow students 13-18 years old to design an experiment to be performed on the International Space Station.  Flight proposals under Team Groot will focus on plant biology and genetics.  If you are a young scientist, consider checking out this awesome …

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A Pillar of Space Agriculture: Dr. Raymond Wheeler

As part of our news series, we’ll be interviewing prominent figures in astrobotany and their role in advancing the subject forward.  Our first interview is with Dr. Raymond Wheeler, a NASA plant physiologist based at the Kennedy Space Center and Vice Chair for the Life Sciences Commission of the International Committee for Space Research (COSPAR). …

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