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    A team of researchers has re-examined data concerning the Pleistocene extinction that occurred 13,000 years ago. Their work may show that the extinctions of animals like mammoths and saber tooth cats in North America were not caused by an extraterrestrial impact.
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    NASA and the European Space Agency are sending a mission to study Jupiter and its moon Europa in 2020. There may be life in the moon´s ocean, but to find out a mission will have to be able to drill down through the overlying
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    Research suggests that if life were to evolve on Saturn's moon Titan, it would be strange, smelly and possibly explosive. Life on Earth needs liquid water to survive, but on Titan life would have to make use of liquid methane.
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    The first ever infrared analysis of the atmosphere of Neptune's moon Triton has shown that summer is in full swing in its southern hemisphere. Observations revealed season variations in carbon monoxide and methane in the moon's thin atmosphere.
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    Why have we not made contact with aliens after so many years searching the depths of space? The Eerie Silence, a new book by SETI researcher Paul Davies, provides a fresh and thoughtful look at this question.
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    Four billion years ago, the Sun radiated less energy than it does today. Scientists once believed that greenhouse gases must have helped the Earth stay warm during this time. However, new research shows that the large oceans may have simply absorbed more heat.
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    In the depths of the Mediterranean Sea, a team of researchers has discovered the first animals that live their entire lives without oxygen. Instead, the animals thrive in an environment surrounded by 'poisonous' sulphides. Previously, only microbes and viruses were thought to be active in
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    Researchers have developed a way to use body parts as touchpads for small electronic devices. The lightweight technology could have applications for users of small gadgets like smart phones. It could also be useful for space explorers on missions where payload space for equipment is
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    The NASA-funded ENDURANCE project has completed its second field season robotically exploring the waters of an ice-covered lake in Antarctica. Insight gained by the expedition will help scientists prepare for a future mission to Jupiter´s moon Europa.
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    Astronomers have observed a planet-like object orbiting a brown dwarf. However, the object is thought to have formed in less than 1 million years, which is much faster than the predicted time it takes to build a planet. The finding could alter our theories about
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    Scientists have discovered a 95-million-year-old amber deposit - the first of its kind found in Africa. The amber and the organisms encased inside are providing a wealth of information about the evolution of life during the age of the dinosaurs.
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    Who should explore space: robots or humans? Our ability to travel beyond Earth is hampered by the harsh conditions of space, but rather than let robots have all the fun, could cyborg technology allow humans to make greater strides into the final frontier?
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    Astrobiology Magazine's climate blog, the Hot Zone, discusses the ways in which life can impact the physical conditions of the Earth. A recent study shows that the health of a single microbial species in the Earth's oceans could eventually alter the ocean food chain -
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    The sound barrier was first broken by an aircraft in 1947, but this year a man will attempt to break the sound barrier with his body alone. His freefall jump from the edge of space will not only break records, but could contribute valuable information
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    According to a new study, thousands of Tunguska-sized comet fragments may have struck the Earth 13,000 years ago, causing dramatic cooling in just one hour. The study points out how extraterrestrial events can cause catastrophic changes in the Earth's climate and biosphere.
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