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Was There Ever Life on Mars?

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....
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Life Created From 4 Bottles of Chemicals

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...
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Sprouts of Life From Space

There's a reason we've sent a rover called "Curiosity" up to Mars: Astronomers want to prove the theory that microorganisms on an asteroid from Mars that crashed into the Earth billions of years ago...
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Why We Have Curiosity About Mars

The new Mars rover was named Curiosity because it hopes to answer one of the greatest questions of modern man: Are we really Martians?

A few billion years ago, Mars may have been a planet...
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Water on Europa May Mean LIFE is There Too

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...
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Water Means Life--So Harness a Comet

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--...
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The High Tech Search for Life on Mars

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...
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Life Created in a Test Tube

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...
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Universe is FILLED with Life!

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...
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Artificial Life

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?

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Artificial Life Will be Created Soon

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...

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A 19-Year-Old Looks at Life

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!

NOTE: This news story, previously published on our old site, will have any links removed.

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Life Created in the Lab

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....

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