Alastair Thompson, Scoop Media & the Cost of Free Journalism

Opinion – 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 … Read more »

Stuart Newman: The Virosphere And Non-Linear Evolution

Article – 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 … Read more »

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

Press Release – Suzan Mazur

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“Oomph” & Origin of Life at Hydrothermal Vents

Article – 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 … Read more »

University of Illinois Channels Carl Woese for All

Article – 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, … Read more »

An Interview with Jack Szostak

Article – 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 … Read more »

Matt Powner: Making a Protocell

Article – 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 … Read more »

Jack Szostak: “Life in Lab” In 3 – 5 Years

Article – 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 … Read more »

Jaron Lanier: Stop Online Human Exploitation

Article – 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? Read more »

“Beit Noam-Ize” America’s Batterers?–Kit Gruelle

Article – 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 … Read more »