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“Gangen” with Virologist Luis Perez Villarreal | Suzan Mazur

Friday, 24 July 2015, 1:18 pm | Suzan Mazur

If living systems work by these processes that are consortial and complex, then our very language and logic is a problem in terms of how we apply it to understand what’s going on. – Luis P. Villarreal More >>

Alastair Thompson, Scoop Media & the Cost of Free Journalism

Thursday, 25 June 2015, 12:09 pm | Suzan Mazur

How does a news organization that cares about authentic journalism and has a mission to effect “positive change” continue to operate in these times of derivative storytelling when advertising dollars are no longer determined by the quality of ... More >>

Suzan Mazur: Tea & Politics with Christopher Lee

Tuesday, 16 June 2015, 3:14 pm | Suzan Mazur

When I learned recently of Christopher Lee’s death, I was moved to revisit the interview we did over tea in then-newly independent Lithuania where the actor was taping an episode of Robin Hood for TNT. Lee was in Vilnius to play the part of Olwyn ... More >>

Stuart Newman: The Virosphere And Non-Linear Evolution

Monday, 25 May 2015, 10:26 am | Suzan Mazur

It was Stuart Newman who was the first of the Altenberg 16 scientists I discussed developments with following the Extended Synthesis symposium in 2008 at Konrad Lorenz Institute, a meeting I was barred from attending for having gotten out in front of ... More >>

The Origin of Life Circus - A New Book By Suzan Mazur

Saturday, 3 January 2015, 12:34 pm | Suzan Mazur

The Origin of Life Circus - A New Book By Suzan Mazur Press Release from Suzan Mazur More >>

"Oomph" & Origin of Life at Hydrothermal Vents

Thursday, 7 August 2014, 5:33 pm | Suzan Mazur

The notion that life originated in hydrothermal vents was for a long time a sleepy area of scientific inquiry because the vents first found, known as "black smokers," were way too hot and acidic. But in 1989, Michael Russell, a British geochemist who ... More >>

University of Illinois Channels Carl Woese for All

Thursday, 17 July 2014, 5:16 pm | Suzan Mazur

Author Isaac Asimov once told me he did his best thinking in his underwear. Asimov might have appreciated the convenience of MOOC-style learning, that is, the free "massive open online course" experience being offered by the University of Illinois, ... More >>

An Interview with Jack Szostak

Wednesday, 2 July 2014, 4:34 pm | Suzan Mazur

There is a certain hush when the name Jack Szostak is mentioned in science circles. Yes he's a Nobel Laureate, but the pause seems to be more for a man people trust. He's also a handsome man, with fine Polish features (his paternal grandfather was ... More >>

Matt Powner: Making a Protocell

Tuesday, 17 June 2014, 2:57 pm | Suzan Mazur

Protocell pioneer Matthew Powner has the fresh-face good looks of an athlete you'd expect to show up at World Cup 2014, and a voice reminiscent of the "British Invasion" (he's from the north of England). But the relaxed focus he projects signals something ... More >>

Jack Szostak: "Life in Lab" In 3 - 5 Years

Tuesday, 3 June 2014, 5:57 pm | Suzan Mazur

"You heard it here first," announced World Science Festival moderator and astrophysicist Mario Livio as Harvard biologist and Nobel laureate Jack Szostak told a "Search for Life" gathering of 50 on Saturday afternoon in New York that he expected to make ... More >>

Jaron Lanier: Stop Online Human Exploitation

Thursday, 3 April 2014, 10:54 am | Suzan Mazur

Great minds think alike -- that is, late Saturday Night Live comedic genius Michael O'Donoghue and Jaron Lanier, the "father of virtual reality" and author of the book, Who Owns the Future? More >>

"Beit Noam-ize" America's Batterers?--Kit Gruelle

Tuesday, 4 March 2014, 5:58 pm | Suzan Mazur

I've been thinking about domestic violence partly because of the film Private Violence recently shown at Sundance and other film festivals and now scheduled for an October run on HBO -- featuring women's advocate Kit Gruelle, among others, and with Gloria ... More >>

The Whereabouts of the Dorak Treasure Monograph

Wednesday, 4 December 2013, 12:10 pm | Suzan Mazur

Arlette Mellaart has died, the beloved wife of the late British archaeologist James Mellaart -- who gave us the fabulous story of the Dorak Treasure. Although I've seen no notice in the media about the passing of Mrs. Mellaart, her son Alan told me by ... More >>

Darling, Which of Us Is the Robot? -- Slawek Nasuto

Wednesday, 4 December 2013, 12:01 pm | Suzan Mazur

Cyberneticist Slawomir Jaroslaw Nasuto has a radiance that can only be Polish. He was born in eastern Poland, in Lublin, during the Soviet years (Stalin was embraced by the post-WWII provisional Polish government headquartered there) and is now doing ... More >>

Robots and the 1% -- Vincent Müller Interview

Monday, 11 November 2013, 1:07 pm | Suzan Mazur

Philosopher Vincent Müller has been to the mount. To the peak, of Mt. Olympus that is, many times, as a mountaineering enthusiast who now calls Greece home. These days Müller thinks a lot about how Artificial Intelligence will -- pro and con -- impact ... More >>

ICE "Incompetence" In Iranian Griffin Debacle

Tuesday, 15 October 2013, 6:18 pm | Suzan Mazur

As the Iranian silver griffin debacle continues to be dissected, I have heard more from Peter Northover, head of the materials-based science/archaeology group at Oxford University, one of three authenticators on the griffin for New York art dealer Hicham ... More >>

A Fake? -- "America's Souvenir to the Iranian People"

Wednesday, 9 October 2013, 12:38 pm | Suzan Mazur

The big thaw in US - Iran relations has been compromised. The world's leading authority on antiquities fakes -- long-time Metropolitan Museum of Art Ancient Near East expert Oscar White Muscarella, who excavated throughout the 1960s in Iran -- has told me ... More >>

Piet Hut: Origins of Life and Herding Cats

Friday, 22 March 2013, 10:35 am | Suzan Mazur

Institute for Advanced Study astrophysicist Piet Hut moves lithely, unassumingly, harmoniously through a crowd often in signature t-shirt (unlike Piethut, the asteroid named for him orbiting the sun with a semimajor axis of 2.4 AU, an eccentricity of ... More >>

Tokyo Origin of Life Talks: Core of Earth--Beyond

Thursday, 14 March 2013, 11:35 am | Suzan Mazur

In January there was Princeton's publicly streamed powwow on Origin of Life oriented to chemistry. Then February's private meeting on the subject at CERN on the Swiss-French border, focused on physics and philosophy. Tokyo's upcoming symposium, March 27-29, ... More >>

Origin Of Life Soufflé Rises

Wednesday, 13 March 2013, 11:40 am | Suzan Mazur

Covering a recent Origin of Life meeting at CERN on the outskirts of Geneva, I was surprised to learn that I'd been made a member of Atlas, the particle physics experiment at CERN. As such, I probably qualified for a room at the CERN hotel (dormitory), ... More >>

 

 

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