• 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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  • Astrobiology Magazine Field Research Editor Henry Bortman is spending the week in British Columbia with scientists from the Pavilion Lake Research Project. Their main scientific work involves the exploration of Kelly Lake with piloted submersible vehicles. But in his third report, Bortman describes a decidedly
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  • Astronomers have identified a bizarre, twisted ring of dense gas at the center of the Milky Way.
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  • Astronomers have identified a bizarre, twisted ring of dense gas at the center of the Milky Way.
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  • NASA´s next Mars rover will land at the foot of a layered mountain inside the planet´s Gale Crater. The Mars Science Laboratory will study whether the region had favorable environmental conditions for supporting microbial life and for preserving clues about whether life ever existed.
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