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The Poetry of Life

(co-authored with Erica F. Tellez Zepeda)

One of the most fascinating research topics concerns the origin of life. For a long time, people believed in several kinds of spontaneous generation of life from inanimate matter – an idea that was already present in ancient Greek philosophy, through the contributions of thinkers such as Anaximander, Parmenides, Anaxagoras and Aristotle, among others. 2,470 more words


Fly Like a Beagle

They’ve found it!

Launched in June 2003, Beagle 2 was a robotic lander designed to look for signs of life on Mars. Named after the ship… 735 more words


Cousins of Earth Found Deep in Space

When NASA scientists declared the planet-hunting Kepler telescope hopelessly crippled in the fall of 2013, the mission’s founding father and principal investigator Bill Borucki pointed out that its useful life wasn’t necessarily over. 713 more words

More Human Than Human?

by Gene Howington

Normally if you called Sandra a “non-human person”, you might get slapped in the face. However, in this instance, Sandra is a 29-year-old Sumatran orangutan at the Buenos Aires zoo.  749 more words


Where did our water come from?

Water is believed to be a necessity for life, without water there would be no life on Earth. So where did our water come from and is it unique to the planet we call home? 473 more words


Can Plants Drink Water from Minerals?

Where can we find water? The most obvious sources are bulk water (e.g. rivers, lakes, tap and bottled water), foods (e.g. fruits and vegetables), but then there are more obscure sources. 345 more words

Red Dwarf Stars Might Be Best Places to Discover Alien Life | Astrobiology Magazine

via Red Dwarf Stars Might Be Best Places to Discover Alien Life | Astrobiology Magazine.

Aug 11, 2014

Red dwarfs are the most common type of star in the universe, and nearly every one of these stars may have a planet located in its 

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