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  • Europa: Chewy or Crunchy?
    For geophysicist William B. Moore, the question of whether life exists on Jupiter's moon Europa boils down to whether the moon's center is chewy or crunchy.
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  • Dedication of the Carl Sagan Center
    NASA Ames Research Center dedicates a site for the Carl Sagan Center for the Study of Life in the Cosmos.
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  • From Lightbulbs to Life
    A one-celled organism that lives in deep-sea volcanic vents has developed an alternative metabolism that uses tungsten - an element popularly used to make lightbulb filaments.
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  • Simulating a Martian Colony in the Arctic
    Once again, an island in the Canadian high arctic, a polar desert of a world, will serve this summer as a little bit of Mars on Earth.
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  • Eating Kerogen
    A team of researchers discovered that microorganisms in Kentucky's New Albany Shale are eating kerogen.
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  • Warm-nosed Robot Breaks the Ice
    An adventurous science team recently returned from deep Norwegian glacial fields, having tested an instrument which may be used to explore areas beneath frozen surfaces of other worlds.
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  • Evolution's Slow Recovery
    The biosphere bounces back from mass extinctions with the origin of new species.
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  • The Meaning of Life
    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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  • Cafe Methane
    In recent years, researchers discovered life also thrives in other, much colder, lightless deep-sea ecosystems besides hydrothermal vents.
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  • Genetic Alchemy: Turning Lobsters into Fruit Flies
    Biologists at the University of California, San Diego, now have genetic evidence that explains how such drastic alterations to body plans were able to occur during the early evolution of animals.
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