Archive: 11/02/2010

Bringing the Definition of 'Life' to Closure

In the search for life beyond Earth, we should not expect to find life forms we're familiar with. Determining whether something completely alien is 'alive' could be a challenge, so a universal definition of life is needed. ...

dateFeb 11, 2010 in Other
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Finding a Secret Map to Erosion (w/ Video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- On the northeast coast of New Zealand's North Island, the Waipaoa River drains into the dazzling sea. Upriver, things are not so pretty. More than a century of land clearing for farming has created some of ...

dateFeb 11, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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New research eyes off colourful reef fish

(PhysOrg.com) -- Most people wouldn't give a second thought to the inner workings of the fish eye. But research by University of Queensland scientists is unlocking the secrets hidden behind these fishy lenses.

dateFeb 11, 2010 in Plants & Animals
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