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The Riddle of Regeneration
Aug 11, 2011
Researchers have demonstrated that flatworms are able to regenerate their excretory system from scratch. The findings could provide clues about the evolutionary origin of mammalian kidneys and the processes behind organ maintenance and regeneration.
NASA’s Advanced Concepts
Aug 10, 2011
NASA has selected to fund thirty new concept studies as part of the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program.
Comet Collision to Come?
Aug 9, 2011
New research shows that the Earth was impacted for a few hours by a stream of dust from a potentially dangerous comet on February 4, 2011.
When Earth’s Two Moons Became One
Aug 8, 2011
The mountainous region on the far side of the Moon may be the remains of a collision with a smaller companion moon.
Testing the Multi-Verse
Aug 7, 2011
For the first time, physicists are testing the 'multiverse' theory.
Aug 6, 2011
Bacteria cultured from peoples' bellybuttons are providing information about the stability of bacterial communities over time.
The Physics of Crop Circles
Aug 5, 2011
Are crop circles a sign of alien intelligence... or are they an example of how Earth-based artists are using physics to create environmental art.
JUNO’s Jump to Jupiter
Aug 4, 2011
NASA's Juno spacecraft is set to launch toward Jupiter on August 5th.
Half of Earth’s Heat from Radioactive Decay
Aug 3, 2011
A new study shows that nearly half of Earth's heat comes from the radioactive decay of materials inside the planet.
Oxygen Molecules in Space
Aug 2, 2011
Astronomers have announced the first confirmed finding of oxygen molecules in space.
Earth’s Companion Asteroid
Aug 1, 2011
Astronomers have discovered the first known 'Trojan' asteroid that shares an orbit with Earth.
SAR11 and the Evolution of Mitochondria
Jul 31, 2011
New research shows that mitochondria share an ancestor with an abundant marine microorganism.
Barley Bespeaks of Life on Land
Jul 30, 2011
The chance discovery of agenetic mutation in wild barley is changing knowledge about the evolution of life on land.
Are Cancers Newly Evolved Species?
Jul 29, 2011
A group of researchers recently described a new theory that carcinogenesis is another form of speciation.
Fool’s Gold and the Rise of Oxygen
Jul 28, 2011
Fool's gold is providing insight into a turning point in the evolution of the planet Earth.
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