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by Lee J. Siegel - Nov 30, 2001
In recent years, researchers discovered life also thrives in other, much colder, lightless deep-sea ecosystems besides hydrothermal vents.
by Leslie Mullen - Nov 28, 2001
A team of researchers discovered that microorganisms in Kentucky's New Albany Shale are eating kerogen.
Dedication of the Carl Sagan Center
by Leslie Mullen - Nov 26, 2001
NASA Ames Research Center dedicates a site for the Carl Sagan Center for the Study of Life in the Cosmos.
Europe Heads for Mars
by Stephen Hart - Nov 14, 2001
The Beagle 2, a compact, lightweight lander carried on the European Space Agency's (ESA) Mars Express, will search for signs of life on the red planet.
Why Microbes Matter
by David M. Warmflash - Nov 2, 2001
Research of possible microbial life on Mars can lead to advances in biotechnology and medicine.
The Invasion of the Deep-sea Microbes
by Astrobio - Oct 31, 2001
The microscopic life around hydrothermal vents may have an ancient heritage -- genetic comparisons suggest that modern vent microbes are close kin to the earliest forms of life on Earth.
Glass Munchers under the Sea
by Leslie Mullen - Oct 29, 2001
A team of researchers recently announced that they have found the deepest-living microbes on the planet that eats into rock at the bottom of the sea floor
Titan: Biological Birthplace?
by Roberta Friedman - Oct 19, 2001
Saturn's giant moon Titan, cloaked in a thick nitrogen atmosphere laced with hydrocarbons, could provide a laboratory in the sky.
Photosynthesis: Take It or Leave It
by Stephen Hart - Oct 17, 2001
A serendipitous examination of ocean waters last year brought a big surprise for a team of US and Canadian scientists, a surprise that's causing marine ecologists to rethink the details of how ocean ecosystems function.
Carbonaceous Clues to the Early Solar System
by Leslie Mullen - Oct 12, 2001
Carbonaceous chondrite meteorites contain vital clues to the evolution of carbon compounds in our solar system preceding the origin of life.
Genomics Meets Geology
Sep 10, 2001
Chemist Steven A. Benner and his colleagues are combining chemistry, geological history and paleontology in an approach aimed at better understanding of life on Earth.
by Henry Bortman - Aug 24, 2001
Guerrero Negro is a popular destination for ecotourists to gaze at the gray whales, but scientists go to investigate an ecosystem that hold important clues to what life was like on early Earth.
Mars: Dead or Alive?
by Robert Evans - Jul 18, 2001
Recent research on the planet has convinced some scientists that Mars may still be geologically active.
How Small Can Life Be?
by Leslie Mullen - Jul 9, 2001
As advanced microscopes enable us to peer deeper into the realms of inner space, biologists have been faced with a vexing question: Is there a size limit on life?
The Meaning of Life
by Lee J. Siegel - Jul 6, 2001
Sitting beneath a dark night sky, looking up at the vast array of stars, what human has not wondered, "Are we alone?
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