Yesterday a little light went out from the world. My father in law, Joseph Abela passed away in his sleep. Joseph hailed from the tiny speck that is Malta; an island nation that has weathered countless storms over the course of its long history. The earliest European civilisations inhabited the archipelago, which sits a stone’s […]Read More Gone
Sometimes, my thoughts are in the clouds… Alien life in the cloud tops of distant worlds is the hot topic… Volcanoes rage across Hawaii, altering their local environments and adding exotic chemistries to the atmosphere. How much importance do clouds have as an ecological niche? Listen to this episode of my podcast, AstroBiological, AstroBiological: Alien […]Read More Of Clouds and Imaginary CGI…
Podcasting! It’s surprising how easy it is to create podcasts. Using at least a smartphone and the Anchor FM app it is possible to produce your own fully fledged talk show, news show, or any thing you want! I’ve recently begun this journey and so far it’s been fun. Right now the shows are a […]Read More A Universe in Plain Human
This post is also available in podcast format on the Anchor app, which is available on IOS and Android: https://anchor.fm/astro-biological/embed https://anchor.fm/s/2561178/podcast/rss All life depends on information storage and transmission. No ifs or buts. DNA is the weapon of choice these days. It carries the alphabet of life, coding for almost every single permutation of biology […]Read More Twisty Twirly Ribozyme! What Is?
If you don’t want to read, then listen! I have put this post up on a podcast I’m doing, available on Anchor FM, as well as certain other outlets. https://anchor.fm/astro-biological/embed/episodes/Planet-Building-e1ff39 If anyone has read “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” quadrilogy they would have been struck by some of the big ideas hidden within Douglas […]Read More Planet Building: Possible?
Hey all. I’m finally excited about something for the first time in awhile. I recently received a tablet from my LOVELY wife. It’s a Wacom Intuos Pro. I have been wanting an art tablet for years now. I had one once, but it was a slow, crappy little thing on slow crappy little computers. This […]Read More Some New Directions
Having a tiny and insignificant YouTube channel is kind of liberating. It’s been two years since I began my channel, and to be completely honest I can’t see it leaping into the stratosphere anytime soon. Ah well! I’m my own boss, and I’ll put up whatever I like! This latest video was a look at […]Read More A trip to Titan, with it’s discoverer!
Hi all. A very recent post stated my intent to explore the notion of abandoned space-borne structures. Abandonment in general is a beautiful and melancholy place to find oneself in sometimes. Anyone who likes to explore lost and lonely places would no doubt be aware of a keen and poignant sense of displacement, coupled with […]Read More Imagineering: Hiding in the Past
My tiny little channel lives! I’m almost at 200 subscribers. UPDATE: 3rd APRIL 2018 200 Subscribers! Back to the post. That is peanuts, but it tells me this channel is definitely trending on an upward trajectory. My most recent video “A Brief History of Astrobiology” is doing well (hint, check it out!) Watch it for […]Read More Exploring Titan: a Channel Update
Update: I’m always interested in podcasting, and I’ve created an episode of a tentative series on the Anchor app. It’s just this blog post read out. Convenient for those whom listening is a better way to digest content. Here’s the link: Listen to my segment “Abandonment among the stars” on Anchor: https://anchor.fm/astro-biological/episodes/Ecosystems-in-an-Abandoned-Megastructure-e1e59n/Abandonment-among-the-stars-a3bp5i Imagine this. It’s […]Read More An Accidental Ecosystem in Space