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Meteorite impacts can create DNA building blocks

A new study shown that meteorite impacts on ancient oceans may have created nucleobases and amino acids. Researchers from Tohoku University, National Institute for Materials Science and Hiroshima University discovered this ...

dateAug 18, 2015 in Biochemistry
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How does NASA study hurricanes?

Hurricanes are the most powerful weather event on Earth. NASA's expertise in space and scientific exploration contributes to essential services provided to the American people by other federal agencies, such as hurricane ...

dateAug 17, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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The 'end of the high seas', or we watch the seas die

Even optimistic estimates for what might be achieved at December's Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris will not be enough to save the world's coral reefs, according to a Plenary session analysis presented at the Goldschmidt ...

dateAug 16, 2015 in Environment
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Oceanic junk ranges from Legos to suspected jet wreckage

For years along the Cornish coast of Britain, Atlantic Ocean currents have carried thousands of Lego pieces onto the beaches. In Kenya, cheap flip-flop sandals are churned relentlessly in the Indian Ocean surf, until finally ...

dateAug 14, 2015 in Other
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