News Stories relating to "life"
Thursday, March 14, 2013
An analysis of a rock sample collected by NASA's Curiosity rover shows ancient Mars could have supported living microbes.
Scientists identified sulfur, nitrogen, hydrogen, oxygen, phosphorus and carbon--some of the key chemical ingredients for life--in the powder Curiosity drilled out of a rock near an ancient stream bed there....
Thursday, January 3, 2013
A scientist has built a living bacterium from four bottles of chemicals. Biologist Craig Venter took the natural bacterium Mycoplasma genitalium and replaced its genetic structure with DNA they created from the chemicals.
The Daily Mail quotes Venter as saying, "We consider this the second in significant steps of a three-step...
Sunday, November 20, 2011
In a finding of significance in the search for life beyond Earth, scientists have discovered what appears to be a body of liquid water the volume of the North American Great Lakes locked inside the icy shell of Jupiter’s moon Europa
--which could represent a new...
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
When our satellites search for other planets that might harbor life, they always search for water. But now, for the first time, astronomers have detected around a burgeoning solar system a sprawling cloud of water vapor that's cold enough to form comets, which could eventually deliver oceans to dry planets. And with oceans, life could spring up--...
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
One reason we may not have discovered the definitive answer
to the question of whether there is life on Mars
is because we have not used the right TOOLS to detect it. But now NASA is getting ready to send a...
Friday, July 29, 2011
In a laboratory in San Diego, a team of chemists and biologists are trying to create life
in a test tube filled with liquid. Scientists don't all agree on what the definition of life is, but they DO agree that it must have the ability to evolve and...
Monday, March 7, 2011
Astrobiologist Richard B. Hoover has discovered evidence of microfossils that resemble bacteria in fresh (so they couldn't have become contaminated later) slices of the interior surfaces of 3 carbon-filled meteorites
. After looking at them under an electron...
Thursday, June 3, 2010
We can create it, but can we patent it? - It's big news: Scientists in the US have succeeded in developing the first living cell to be controlled entirely by synthetic DNA. The researchers constructed a bacterium's "genetic software" and transplanted it into a host cell. Will the next step be building a human Frankenstein?
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Genetically-modified foods and cloning started the ball rolling and there's no stopping it now: artificial life is on the way.
In the December 17th edition of the Washington Post, Rick Weiss reports that "researchers are poised to cross a dramatic barrier: the creation of life forms driven by completely artificial DNA." According to...
Tuesday, December 17, 2002
A 19-year-old girl who wishes to remain anonymous has constructed a picture essay?with captions?that says a lot about life in the United States. Don?t miss it!
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Friday, November 22, 2002
Scientists in the United States are trying to create a new life form in the laboratory. Despite the fact that the federal government is against stem cell research, it?s funding this project for 3 million dollars. This new life form could be eventually be used as a source of energy?or as a new biological weapon.
Dr. Craig Venter and Dr....