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Astrobiology: The NASA Graphic History Series

Astrobiology: The NASA Graphic History Series

[Music, Page turning sounds] My name is Aaron Gronstal, and I work for the Astrobiology program office at NASA. Let’s see, my background’s in Geomicrobiology, I did kind of… start with NASA as a scientist and then kind of developed into other things. I’ve been drawing pretty much all my life. My mother is a …

Astrobiology Graphic History Series: Trailer

Astrobiology Graphic History Series: Trailer

I’ve been drawing pretty much all my life. Comic books were definitely kind of one of my dreams growing up. I was kind of just self-taught. I kind of joke that I finished my PhD in Geomicrobiology and then went back to being a 14-year old in my pajamas drawing [Laughs] comics in my bedroom. …

Are Young People Safe? | Coronavirus

This episode is supported by Kiwi Co. When COVID-19 first began to spread, much of the conversation was around how older people, particularly those above 60, were the target of the virus. But as more stories and data come out about young people being hospitalized or even dying, are young people safe? Today, we’re going …

This Is How Your Body Builds Immunity

This Is How Your Body Builds Immunity

Vaccines are possibly the greatest thing that humans ever created. Not just in the realm of medicine, but like all of human creation. Space travel is awesome. Agricultural revolution? For the most part, pretty sweet. The entirety of YouTube? Up there, but maybe not as lifesaving as vaccination. Vaccinations has its roots in variolation, a …

How do peanuts grow? | Natural History Museum

How do peanuts grow? | Natural History Museum

From helicopters… to hooks, plants use very different strategies to disperse their seeds But one of the oddest is the peanut plant Most plants use water, wind or animals to distribute their seeds. Peanuts, however, are not among them. After a peanut flower is pollinated the flower wilts and curves down. It then starts growing …