Tint of life: Color catalog built to find frozen worlds

Aided by microbes found in the subarctic conditions of Canada's Hudson Bay, an international team—including researchers from Portugal's Instituto Superior de Agronomia and Técnico, Canada's Université Laval in Quebec, ...

What plants need to withstand drought

All life forms have to adapt to the environment in which they live. A warming climate can lead to more frequent drought. This can affect Earth's biological diversity.

A genetic change for achieving a long and healthy life

Living a long, healthy life is everyone's wish, but it is not an easy one to achieve. Many aging studies are developing strategies to increase health spans, the period of life spent with good health, without chronic diseases ...

A new theory of life's multiple origins

The history of life on Earth has often been likened to a four-billion-year-old torch relay. One flame, lit at the beginning of the chain, continues to pass on life in the same form all the way down. But what if life is better ...

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