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'Mirage Earth' exoplanets may have burned away chances for life
Planets orbiting close to low-mass stars - easily the most common stars in the universe - are prime targets in the search for extraterrestrial life. View News Article (2014-12-04)


Sustainability, astrobiology illuminate future of life in universe, civilization on Earth
Human-caused climate change, ocean acidification and species extinctions may eventually threaten the collapse of civilization, according to some scientists, while other people argue that for political or economic reasons we should allow industrial development to continue without restrictions. View News Article (2014-11-06)


Organic Molecules in Titan's Atmosphere Are Intriguingly Skewed
While studying the atmosphere on Saturn's moon Titan, scientists discovered intriguing zones of organic molecules unexpectedly shifted away from its north and south poles. These misaligned features seem to defy conventional thinking about Titan's windy atmosphere, which should quickly smear out such off-axis concentrations. View News Article (2014-10-23)


First evidence for water ice clouds found outside solar system
A team of scientists led by Carnegie's Jacqueline Faherty has discovered the first evidence of water ice clouds on an object outside of our own Solar System. View News Article (2014-09-10)


Bacteria manipulate salt to build shelters to hibernate
For the first time, Spanish researchers have detected an unknown interaction between microorganisms and salt. When Escherichia coli cells are introduced into a droplet of salt water and is left to dry, bacteria manipulate the sodium chloride crystallisation to create biomineralogical biosaline 3D morphologically complex formations, where they hibernate.  View News Article (2014-07-25)


UEA research shows oceans vital for possibility of alien life
Researchers at the University of East Anglia have made an important step in the race to discover whether other planets could develop and sustain life. View News Article (2014-07-21)


New theory turns cancer on its head
A new theory of how cancer works could lead to the next generation of treatments of the disease. View News Article (2014-07-14)


55-year old dark side of the moon mystery solved
The Man in the Moon appeared when meteoroids struck the Earth-facing side of the moon creating large flat seas of basalt that we see as dark areas called maria. But no "face" exists on farside of the moon and now, Penn State astrophysicists think they know why.  View News Article (2014-06-10)


Vitamin B3 Might Have Been Made in Space, Delivered to Earth by Meteorites
Ancient Earth might have had an extraterrestrial supply of vitamin B3 delivered by carbon-rich meteorites, according to a new analysis by NASA-funded researchers.  View News Article (2014-04-18)


Astronomers: 'Tilt-a-worlds' could harbor life
A fluctuating tilt in a planet's orbit does not preclude the possibility of life, according to new research by astronomers at the University of Washington, Utah's Weber State University and NASA. In fact, sometimes it helps. View News Article (2014-04-16)

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