Popular Science News | Edinburgh University Course in Alien Hunting

Popular Science News – it is often being said that Universities are offering daft courses and that our children are qualifying with useless degrees. The fact that Edinburgh University is offering a course named  ‘An Introduction to Astrobiology and the Search for Extra-terrestrial Life’ would seem to confirm this. An ex-NASA research scientist, Professor Charles Cockell, is teaching the course based on his research.

Before some of the readers become apoplectic, I’d like to point out that the course is not a degree course. It is expected that over 100,000 people will apply for the 5-week course and those completing the assignment will be issued a certificate. The course is free for those from planet Earth, those from elsewhere are welcomed as long as they are oxygen breathers.

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