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  1. Goccia - the official mascot of World Water Day 2013

    08 May 2013 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): United States Geological Survey, UN-Water Communications team, Anushree Srivastava

    A great new poster about how water changes states and recycles itself on our planet, developed by the United States Geological Survey and the UN-Water Communications team.

  2. PBAL proposal for the 2014 NASA Astrobiology Roadmap

    09 May 2013 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Dominic Papineau

    After having mentioned the idea to a few of our leaders, I here decide to go ahead and share my views about what should the 2014-onwards Astrobiology Roadmap focus on. Of course, what you are about to read is my view, and I am fully aware that some people will feel left out and perhaps be …

  3. Life in extreme environments applied to the habitability of the Universe

    15 May 2013 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): YILIANG LI

    Extremophiles thrive in ice, boiling water, acid, the water core of nuclear reactors, salt crystals, and toxic waste and in a range of extreme habitats that were previously thought to be inhospitable for life. Extremophiles include representatives of Bacteria, Archaea, and Eucarya; however, the …

  4. Life is a Cosmic Phenomenon

    28 Feb 2014 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): William Edward Smith

    The 2013 data from the Kepler Mission gives a current estimate of the number of Earth-like planets in the habitable zone of sun-like stars in the Milky Way Galaxy, as 144 billion. We propose that this estimate has caused a consciousness change in human belief in the probability of life off Earth. …