Open Archive Day
I've sometimes used the last CB issue of the year as an excuse to revisit astrobiology, seeing that it includes all the big questions of origin that also feed religions. This year, however, I've resisted the temptation, even though we had an interstellar visitor passing by just in time for xmas (see below). Instead, here comes the open archives link to last year's feature on the origin of life :
How life can arise from chemistry
This also means, of course, that all 24 of my 2016 features are now on open access, so go wild and enjoy.
Looking at the stats of this Open Archive tag, I am getting the impression that it is reasonably popular, so I'm planning to carry on in the new year, digging up one old feature on the Monday when no new feature comes out.
'Oumuamua: Interstellar Asteroid
Illustration Credit: European Southern Observatory, M. Kornmesser