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How Did Life Become Complex, And Could It Happen Beyond Earth?
Science & Tech  (tags: space exploration, planets, life, solar system, biology )

Freya
- 6 days ago - astrobio.net
When astrobiologists contemplate life on nearby planets or moons, they often suggest such life would be simple. Instead of there being some kind of multicellular organism on, say, Jupiter's moon Europa, scientists instead aim to find something more like
How a MIT Science Prof Is Threatening to Undo Everything the Religious Right Holds Dear
Science & Tech  (tags: biology, evolution, life, creationism, planets, energy )

Freya
- 22 days ago - alternet.org
The Christian right's obsessive hatred of Darwin is a wonder to behold, but it could someday be rivaled by the hatred of someone you've probably never even heard of.
Planets More Habitable Than Earth May Be Common in Our Galaxy
Science & Tech  (tags: world, study, space, science, research, investigation, interesting, humans, environment, planets, habitable, earth, common, galaxy, life, universe )

Darren
- 39 days ago - scientificamerican.com
Planets quite different from our own may be the best homes for life in the universe
I-Wonder: Were We Contacted By Aliens in 1977
Science & Tech  (tags: science, space, ET, Galaxy, life )

Ray
- 94 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Are we the only island of life in the vastness of space, or is our Galaxy teeming with other civilisations?
NASA Invests $50 Million in 7 Astrobiology Research Groups to Answer All-Important Question: Are We Alone in the Universe?
Science & Tech  (tags: Astrobiology, NASA, Universe, Evolution, Life, Mars, Solar system )

Brian
- 110 days ago - techtimes.com
"The funding from the U.S. space agency will be split by seven teams of astrobiology researchers, which will receive about $8 million per group, to conduct over five years of study on the origins and evolutions of life on Earth."
Sea Plankton Discovered Outside Space Station
Science & Tech  (tags: space station, space exploration, plankton, mysteries, life )

Freya
- 160 days ago - grindtv.com
Russian scientists conducting experiments on the outside surface of the International Space State made a puzzling discovery, one made all the more remarkable because it's something that whales eat.
The Sixth Extinction Is Here -- And It's Our Fault
Science & Tech  (tags: science, history, life, earth, biodeversity losses, study, environment, interesting, humans, research )

Carrie
- 183 days ago - recode.net
The Earth appears to be in the early stages of the Sixth Extinction, the latest in a series of mass biodiversity losses that have punctuated the history of life on the planet, according to a paper published in Science this week.
Top 10 Unsolved Mysteries of Science
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, life, science, space, research, investigation, discovery, energy, physics, chemistry, biology, aliens )

Michael
- 205 days ago - iflscience.com
So what are some of the top mysteries keeping scientists busy? Here's our top ten:
Semi-Synthetic Organism: Scientists Create First Living Organism That Transmits Added Letters in DNA "Alphabet"
Science & Tech  (tags: Science, Life, Artificial Life, Semi Synthetic, DNA, New Life Forms, Bacterium, GMO )

Brian
- 264 days ago - sciencedaily.com
"Scientists have engineered a bacterium whose genetic material includes an added pair of DNA "letters," or bases, not found in nature; the bacterium's cells can replicate the unnatural DNA bases more or less normally..."
Spark of Life: Metabolism Appears in Lab Without Cells
Science & Tech  (tags: Life, Origins, Metabolism, RNA, Evolution, Earth )

Brian
- 273 days ago - newscientist.com
"Metabolic processes that underpin life on Earth have arisen spontaneously outside of cells. The serendipitous finding that metabolism - the cascade of reactions in all cells that provides them with the raw materials they need to survive - can happen..."
Solar Wind Creates Water in Star Dust
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, Earth, life, nasa, news, science, solar wind, Sun, University of Hawaii, world )

Kayleen
- 363 days ago - scientificamerican.com
Solar wind -- the constant flow of charged particles from the Sun -- can form water on interplanetary dust, adding to the primordial soup that gave rise to life on Earth, report researchers. Logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.
Physicist Says He's Solved the Big Mystery -- How Life Came From Matter -- and He May Be Right
Science & Tech  (tags: discovery, physicist, Jeremy England, life, science, research, world )

Carrie
- 369 days ago - rawstory.com
Jeremy England, an assistant professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, said he's developed a mathematical formula to explain his theory that matter necessarily acquires the key attributes for life if placed under certain conditions.
NASA: Ancient Martian Lake May Have Supported Life
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, discovery, interesting, NewTechnology, research, nasa, space, study, life, mars, ancient lake, freshwater, interesting )

Giana
- 413 days ago - news.yahoo.com
NASA's Curiosity rover has uncovered signs of an ancient freshwater lake on Mars that may have teemed with tiny organisms for tens of millions of years, far longer than scientists had imagined, new research suggests.
Tipping Points & Extinction Events   video
Science & Tech  (tags: world, life, mass extinction, tipping points, Thom Hartmann, Permian Mass Extinction, #climatechanged )

Brian
- 471 days ago - youtube.com
Dr. Peter Ward, University of Washington joins Thom Hartmann. What can the mass extinctions of the past tell us about our future?
Buzzkill Study: There's No Life on Mars - Short Video
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, habitat, humans, life, mars, nasa, research, science, scientists, space, study, technology )

Caree
- 492 days ago - news.msn.com
Scientists just went and ruined something else: Mars Rover has been cruising around the red planet for a year now, sniffing the air for methane and it's found not a trace. And since methane is a byproduct of, well, life, that's bad news for anyone still w
 

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