biology

So There’s a Microbe That Exhales Methane

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Yes, it farts. We've found a farting microbe. Now stop laughing and pay attention, this is important.

about time

SETI Back Scanning the Skies?

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After decades of scanning and some pretty innovative ideas like the SETI@home project, SETI went into "hibernation" early this year.

ASTROBIOLOGY

Was Alien Bacteria Discovered In Meteorites?

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This weekend, Richard Hoover, a NASA astrobiologist, released an website (not a print journal) which PZ Myers <a href="http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2011/03/did_scientists_discover_bacter.php">calls</a> "the ginned-up website of a small group of crank academics obsessed with the idea of Hoyle and Wickramasinghe that life originated in outer space and simply rained down on Earth.

ASTROBIOLOGY

NASA Announcing Something Cool This Thursday

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Put on your fancy speculatin' britches, because NASA released a <a href="http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2010/nov/HQ_M10-167_Astrobiology.html">statement</a> that they're holding a press conference at 2 p.

EXTRATERRESTRIAL LIFE

Saturn’s Moon Titan May House New Form of Life

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Analysis of data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft has come back with some interesting results: two chemical signatures that suggest the possible existence of a hypothetical methane-based life form.

EXTRATERRESTRIAL LIFE

FISH ON JUPITER’S MOON EUROPA?

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NatGeo recently reported that the ice-covered oceans of Europa contain 100 times more oxygen than prior models predicted, meaning the satellite can sustain more complex life-forms than previously thought: That amount of oxygen would be enough to support more than just microscopic life-forms: At least three million tons of fishlike creatures could theoretically live and breathe on Europa, said study author Richard Greenberg of the University of Arizona in Tucson.




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