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  • New research shows that space flights lasting six months or more can cause challenges in astronauts' visual systems. Conditions like blurry vision persist long after astronauts return to Earth.
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  • Astronomers have used light from a distant gamma-ray burst to investigate the composition of matter in very distant galaxies.
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  • New techniques are helping scientists shed light on the 'biological dark matter' of Earth.
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  • New techniques are helping scientists shed light on the 'biological dark matter' of Earth.
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  • NASA is studying ways to make 'tractor beams' a reality. The technology could provide an excellent method for collecting extraterrestrial samples from planets like Mars.
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  • The crew of the Mars500 experiment is preparing to open the hatch of their 'spacecraft' for the first time since June of last year.
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  • Bacteria are Linked Across the Planet
    Scientists have found evidence of a massive network of recent gene exchange in bacteria from around the world. The study illustrates the rapid speed with which genes can proliferate in bacteria, bypassing the time it would take for mutation to occur.
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  • Do Bacteria Age?
    A new study questions the longstanding assumption that bacteria do not 'age.' The research indicates that bacteria do indeed age, and this process may improve the evolutionary fitness of bacterial populations.
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  • A new study has detailed the potential mechanism behind bioluminesence in dinoflagellates.
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  • A new study has detailed the potential mechanism behind bioluminesence in dinoflagellates.
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