Outreach, blog and press
Our work made accessible through news media and blog posts
Selected recent press
January 2022: Sean quoted in New Scientist: "Bacteria survive extremes that may have existed in ancient Mars lakes" by Chen Ly.
November 2021: Press release: "Life on Mars search could be misled by false fossils".
May 2021: Sean quoted in: "Signs of Ancient Microbial Life Abundant in Earth's Crust: Study" by Catherine Offord @ The Scientist.
February 2021: Sean quoted in New Scientist: "Deepest land-dwelling microbes found at bottom of 5km hole in China" by Colin Barras [paywall].
February 2021: Sean quoted in: "Fossil mimics may be more common in ancient rocks than actual fossils" by Carolyn Gramling @ Science News.
January 2021: Press release: "Fossils shed light on puzzle that vexed Darwin".
January 2020: Press release: "A new target in the search for life on Mars?".
November 2019: Press release: "Solving fossil mystery could aid Mars life quest".
October 2018: Sean quoted in "Life thrives within Earth's crust" by Catherine Offord @ The Scientist.
May 2018: Press release: "Mars rocks may harbour signs of life".
13th July 2021: New collaboration: philosophy of astrobiology
28th October 2020: Astrobiology before astrobiologists
18th October 2020: New paper: could we find life's fingerprints in mineral veins on Mars?
10th December 2019: New paper: the trouble with tubules
3rd January 2019: Fossilization on Earth and Mars
Selected online outreach
30th September 2020: STEM Ambassador East Spotlight: Sean McMahon