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Mars rover finds chemical ingredients for life to have thrived

Billions of years ago, when early life was just taking hold on Earth, Mars was home to an ancient lake filled with the right chemical ingredients for life to thrive, scientists said Monday.<p>Drilling into dry rock, NASA's Curiosity rover has discovered signs that Gale Crater was once watery, perhaps …

Lake on Mars could have teemed with microbial life

Minerals identified by Nasa's Curiosity Mars rover suggest lake contained water of low salinity and neutral pH suitable for life<p>An enormous crater near the northern plains of Mars once harboured an ancient lake that could have supported microbial life, Nasa scientists have claimed.<p>The freshwater …

Martian lake was able to support life for thousands of years

An ancient lake on Mars was capable of supporting life for tens or hundreds of thousands of years, researchers reported today based on findings from NASA's Curiosity rover. In March, NASA announced that the lake was once capable of supporting microbial life, but little more was known. Now …

Curiosity Rover Zeroing In on Best Place to Hunt for Life on Mars

SAN FRANCISCO — NASA’s Curiosity rover is zeroing in on its quarry. The latest results from the probe tell scientists that the site it’s exploring at …

Curiosity Finds Evidence Of Ancient Freshwater Lake On Mars

NASA's Curiosity rover has found evidence of an ancient (nearly) freshwater lake on Mars that could have sustained life billions of years ago.<p>The salinity in the lake, which covered a small part of the 96-mile-wide Gale Crater, would have been so low that it could "plausibly be described as …

New observations where stars end and brown dwarfs begin

Georgia State University astronomers say they have found observational evidence for the theoretically predicted break between very low-mass stars and …

Universe

DNA Nanotechnology the Future of Modern Medicine?

One of the most significant achievements in the field of biomedical engineering is the creation of DNA nanobots. These molecular robots made of DNA …

Nanotech

Bipedal ‘Millenium Man’ hung out in trees

An analysis of the femur of one of the oldest human ancestors reveals that the six-million-year-old “Millenium Man” was bipedal but lived in the …

Some Stranded Whales In Fla. Moving Out To Sea

Wildlife officials in southwest Florida who are struggling to save dozens of beached pilot whales say there's hope that at least some of the animals might escape after they spotted at least 20 of them swimming in deeper water.<p>The Associated Press reports:<p>"Blair Mase, a fisheries stranding …

Ancient Human Genes Cause New Confusion For Science

When Matthias Meyer began studying the ancient DNA in the 400,000 year old fossils he found in the Sima de los Huesos, or Pit of Bones cave, deep …