Archive: 12/18/2006

What is Life

At the Astrobiology Science Conference last March, Astrobiology Magazine organized a debate about alien life. Using Peter Ward's book, "Life As We Do Not Know It" as a launching pad, the participants debated everything from ...

Dec 18, 2006 4 / 5 (5) 0

Thundersnow Often Means Lots of Snow

It's rarely a good sign when a snowstorm produces lightning and thunder, according to University of Missouri-Columbia atmospheric scientists, who warn that such weather behavior is often the precursor to a bigger problem: ...

Dec 18, 2006 3.8 / 5 (13) 0

Making Better Magnetic Nanoparticles

Using a polymer coating designed to resemble the outer surface of a cell membrane, a team of investigators led by Steve Armes, Ph.D., of the University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom, has created a highly stable, biocompatible ...

Dec 18, 2006 4.3 / 5 (11) 0