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Sea Plankton Discovered Outside Space Station
Science & Tech  (tags: space station, space exploration, plankton, mysteries, life )

Freya
- 26 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
- 49 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
- 70 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
- 130 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
- 138 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
- 228 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
- 235 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
- 278 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
- 336 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
- 357 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
Ingredient for Life More Plentiful on Ancient Mars Than Earth
Science & Tech  (tags: Mars, biology, life )

Freya
- 377 days ago - news.yahoo.com
A key chemical ingredient for life may have been more abundant on early Mars than on early Earth, researchers say. The nutrient in question, phosphate, serves as the backbone of DNA and is also an essential part of the molecules cells use for energy...
Dinosaur-Killing Comet Didn't Wipe Out Freshwater Species
Science & Tech  (tags: archaeology, discovery, interesting, research, scientists, study, cosmic impact, life, sea, survival )

Giana
- 413 days ago - news.yahoo.com
The cosmic impact that ended the age of dinosaurs killed many living creatures on land and in the sea, but scientists have found, puzzlingly, that life in freshwater largely escaped this fate.
'Water-Trapped' Worlds: Life Around a Cool Star
Science & Tech  (tags: research, scientists, nasa, space, technology, concept, astronomy, life, earth-like planets, universe )

Giana
- 413 days ago - news.yahoo.com
A new study takes a deeper look into the fate of life-permitting water on Earth-like planets around red dwarf stars, the most common stars in the universe.
Planet's Oldest Fossils Found in Australia
Science & Tech  (tags: earth, life, origin, fossils, oldest, australia )

Johan
- 620 days ago - smh.com.au
Scientists analysing Australian rocks have discovered traces of bacteria that lived a record-breaking 3.49 billion years ago, a mere billion years after Earth formed.
Exoplanet Catalog Reveals 7 Possibly Habitable Worlds
Science & Tech  (tags: Arecibo's Planetary Habitability Laborat, astronomy, discovery, exo-planets, interesting, life, news, science, space )

Dan
- 643 days ago - cbsnews.com
A new catalog lists all the known planets in the galaxy that could potentially be habitable to life: seven so far, with many more to come, according to Arecibo's Planetary Habitability Laboratory. Logged by Sunstroke author David Kagan.
 

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