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When life went global

"An origin of life is not the same as an origin of a biosphere—that's an important distinction," says David Grinspoon, a planetary scientist and curator of astrobiology for the Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

dateJul 07, 2014 in Space Exploration
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Probing the depths of the methane world

In 2011, Jennifer Glass joined a scientific cruise to study a methane seep off of Oregon's coast. In these cold, dark depths, microbes buried in the sediment feast on methane that seeps through the seafloor.

dateMay 02, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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Bacteria get new badge as planet's detoxifier

A study published recently in PLOS ONE authored by Dr. Henry Sun and his postdoctoral student Dr. Gaosen Zhang of Nevada based research institute DRI provides new evidence that Earth bacteria can do something that is quite ...

dateApr 04, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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Study shows size matters in prehistoric seas

Why did life forms first begin to get larger and what advantage did this increase in size provide? UCLA biologists working with an international team of scientists examined the earliest communities of large multicellular ...

dateJan 23, 2014 in Evolution
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