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    New research shows that remnants of six of the largest volcanic events of the past 250 million years contain traces of Earth's primitive mantle. Such samples could provide information about the geochemical history of our planet.
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    New research shows that mitochondria share an ancestor with an abundant marine microorganism.
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    The chance discovery of agenetic mutation in wild barley is changing knowledge about the evolution of life on land.
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    New observations show that water expelled from the moon Enceladus forms a giant torus of water vapor around Saturn. Water is essential for life as we know it, and determining the locations and sources of water in the Solar System is important in the search
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    A group of researchers recently described a new theory that carcinogenesis is another form of speciation.
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    Impurities in diamonds could help tell the story of Earth's ancient past. By studying mineral inclusions in diamonds, researchers have discovered that continents began breaking apart, drifting and colliding about 3 billion years ago.
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    Worms found miles underground in South African mines surprised scientists, because they never thought complex life could reside at such depths. These "worms from Hell" add to our understanding of life on Earth, and make us rethink assumptions about how complex life could be
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    Fool's gold is providing insight into a turning point in the evolution of the planet Earth.
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    By analyzing new images of the far side of the Moon, researchers have identified a small volcanic province created by the upwelling of silicic magama.
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    New research indicates Aurorae on 'hot Jupiter' planets around distant stars could be 100-1000 times brighter than those on Earth. The work has implications for the habitability of small, rocky exoplanets.
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    A fungus that lives in high temperatures could help us understand structures within our own cells.
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    Researchers have taken a major step toward creating artificial intelligence - not in a robot, but in a test tube. The team created an artificial neural network out of DNA that, like a brain, is able to recall memories based on incomplete patterns.
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    Researchers have discovered the seventh and eight base pairs that can be used to build DNA.
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    The Atacama Desert in northern Chile is the driest place in the world, and an environment that resembles Mars in the ancient past. In his final report, Henry Bortman is brought up to speed on six years of extremophile research by expedition leader Jacek Wierzchos.
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    Astronomers have discovered the largest and farthest reservoir of water yet detected in the Universe.
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