The Chicken and the Egg There’s an old theory known as Panspermia, which hypothesises that life got its initial leg up on Earth (around 4-3.5 billion years ago) after a long journey across space. According to this theory, (which at the very least is quite reasonable) the ingredients and precursor molecules for life hitched […]Read More Europa: Life Beneath the Ice?
I have been hard at work rebooting my Bens Lab YouTube channel. This has been prompted by a realisation that a niche topic such as astrobiology is not only insanely interesting, it can keep a niche channel alive, away from the blinding glare of the massively monolithic and sucessful general science channels dominating the platform. […]Read More Astro-biological: The living universe
A very tiny post today. More of an announcement, really. My tiny little channel, my aggravating, sometimes soul destroying little attempt to rewrite my own destiny has reached 100 subscribers! Big deal, sayest thou? It’s a big deal to me! Thanks to any and all who browse my posts from time to time who […]Read More 100 Subscribers!
Hi all. This post is essentially the script for a YouTube episode I have coming up on my Ben’s Lab channel. Like the “Holiday on Venus” episode, this one also is meant to depict a TV or radio presenter, outlining a vacation package across the solar system. Zip on past this video if you like, […]Read More Extremely Extreme Places in the Solar System
An introduction to Astrobiology, showing that we really haven’t changed that much!Read More #Astrobiology
Examples of big scientific ideas don’t just happen in the lab…Read More #Emergence in Action
Even though I call myself a man of science, looking at it realistically I’m not anymore. Yes, I did get through a Science Degree, and then went on to do Honours. I would have gone further, but life did it’s thing. Anyway. Them’s the breaks, right? In the ensuing years I have fought hard to […]Read More Doing Something Right