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Gardening 'linked to longer lives'

Posted in Medicine on 30th Oct, 2013 04:12 AM
by PlanetTech
Pottering around the garden or fixing up the house has been linked to a longer life in a study of people over the age of 60.

Steam rises to 65 million active users, eclipsing Xbox Live

Posted in Games on 30th Oct, 2013 11:10 PM
by AlexMuller
The video game digital download platform also boasts daily peak concurrent users of more than 6 million.

Future Antiaging treatments and the case of vaccines against viruses that cause cancer

Posted in Medicine on 11th Nov, 2013 11:40 PM
by AlexMuller
There is the potential for vaccines to treat the viruses that cause up to 20% of cancers poorer countries.

Biodiversity offsetting plans too simplistic, MPs warn

Posted in Science on 13th Nov, 2013 12:53 AM
by AlexMuller
Biodiversity offsetting plans outlined by the government must be strengthened if they are to "properly protect Britain's wildlife"

Wildlife and countryside groups attack progress on nature

Posted in Science on 19th Nov, 2013 11:56 PM
by AlexMuller
The government is failing to deliver a third of its commitments to protect the natural environment, a report says.

Google is everywhere in technology with game changing potential

Posted in Business on 6th Dec, 2013 12:47 AM
by AlexMuller
The Google Founders are making well funded attempts to conquer big technological challenges. Success in these major endeavors will alter the trajectory of the future of humanity.

This anti-aging brain trust is the most interesting startup in Silicon Valley

Posted in Medicine on 8th Dec, 2013 12:59 AM
by AlexMuller
Calico has continued to generate intense excitement among geneticists and biotech experts.

Everything visible: How wearable cameras are changing the way we think about public space

Posted in Software on 10th Dec, 2013 12:29 AM
by AlexMuller
Unless you spend all of your time in a cave, you’ve probably been photographed without your knowledge.

Water seems to flow freely on Mars

Posted in Science on 17th Dec, 2013 04:17 AM
by AlexMuller
Dark streaks that hint at seasonally flowing water have been spotted near the equator of Mars. The potentially habitable oases are enticing targets for research.

Wildlife 'thrived' in 2013 after hot summer

Posted in Science on 28th Dec, 2013 04:21 AM
by AlexMuller
The trust's Matthew Oates said 2013 was "one of the most remarkable wildlife years in living memory".

Why Battery Life Should Be The New Smartphone Battleground

Posted in Hardware on 29th Dec, 2013 01:22 AM
by AlexMuller
We’ve all been there: you forgot to charge your smartphone and you have 10% battery life left to see you through the day.

Seafloor Marine Life Face Major Threat from Climate Change

Posted in Science on 19th Jan, 2014 10:59 PM
by AlexMuller
Creatures which live deep beneath the ocean surface are likely to be badly hit by climate change over the next century, a new study says.

A New Physics Theory of Life

Posted in Science on 23rd Jan, 2014 03:34 AM
by AlexMuller
Popular hypotheses credit a primordial soup, a bolt of lightning and a colossal stroke of luck. But if a provocative new theory is correct, luck may have little to do with it.

Earth will be habitable longer than we thought

Posted in Science on 23rd Jan, 2014 11:50 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have discovered that Earth will remain habitable far longer than previously thought, for up to two billion years.

Declaration signed on illegal wildlife trade

Posted in Business on 14th Feb, 2014 12:35 AM
by AlexMuller
Governments from around the world have vowed to take action on the illegal trade in wildlife.

Theory on origin of animals challenged:

Posted in Science on 19th Feb, 2014 03:15 AM
by AlexMuller
Studies show that animals can live and grow even with very limited oxygen supplies.

Mars meteorite hints at life on the red planet

Posted in Science on 27th Feb, 2014 12:01 AM
by AlexMuller
With each passing year and every Mars mission, we find more evidence that life might have existed on the red planet.

Scientists Detect Water On Exoplanet, Opening New Chapter In Search For Alien Life

Posted in Science on 27th Feb, 2014 12:11 AM
by AlexMuller
The Milky Way is teeming with billions of planets, including many that are similar to our own.

NASA Scientists Find Evidence of Water in Meteorite, Reviving Debate Over Life on Mars

Posted in Science on 2nd Mar, 2014 01:24 AM
by AlexMuller
Evidence of past water movement throughout a Martian meteorite is reviving debate in the scientific community over life on Mars.

Genetics Startup Wants To Prolong Life, 'Make 100 Years Old The Next 60'

Posted in Medicine on 4th Mar, 2014 11:24 PM
by AlexMuller
Brought to you by entrepreneur J. Craig Venter

New Tool Could Help Spot Alien Life

Posted in Science on 11th Mar, 2014 12:59 AM
by AlexMuller
Earth’s atmosphere is heavy and keeps water from flying off into space. So astronomers looking for alien worlds that can harbor life have also been looking for heavy atmospheres.

UK centenarian numbers rise steeply in a decade

Posted in Science on 22nd Mar, 2014 12:47 AM
by AlexMuller
The number of people living in the UK aged 100 increased by 73% in the decade to 2012, said the Office for National Statistics.

SETI scientist says we'll find alien life within the century

Posted in Science on 23rd Mar, 2014 11:02 PM
by AlexMuller
Like many others in the scientific community, for Dr. Shostak the question is not if we will discover alien life, but when.

How a Single Act of Evolution Nearly Wiped Out All Life on Earth

Posted in Science on 5th Apr, 2014 12:53 AM
by AlexMuller
The transfer of two genes from one type of bacteria to one type of archaea, nearly wiped out all life on this planet.

Google scoops up another high-profile scientist for anti-aging project

Posted in Business on 22nd Apr, 2014 05:21 AM
by AlexMuller
Google’s secretive Project Calico is aimed at defeating death itself, or at least staving it off far longer than ever before.

Blood of world's oldest person hints at limits of life

Posted in Medicine on 25th Apr, 2014 02:47 AM
by AlexMuller
Death is the one certainty in life; a pioneering analysis of blood from one of the world's oldest and healthiest women has given clues to why it happens.

Bacteria from Earth can easily colonize Mars

Posted in Science on 5th May, 2014 11:41 PM
by AlexMuller
Bacteria from Earth could quickly colonize the surface of Mars, according to new research conducted aboard the International Space Station (ISS).

Longer Lives Across the Globe

Posted in Medicine on 15th May, 2014 11:01 PM
by AlexMuller
While there is still a massive gap between low-income and high-income countries, the report shows that low-income countries have made the greatest progress.

Complex interactions may matter most for longevity, not single factors

Posted in Medicine on 17th May, 2014 11:39 PM
by AlexMuller
Complex interactions among diet, mitochondrial DNA, and nuclear DNA appear to influence lifespan at least as much as single factors alone.

Many mental illnesses reduce life expectancy more than heavy smoking

Posted in Medicine on 25th May, 2014 04:00 AM
by AlexMuller
Serious mental illnesses reduce life expectancy by 10 to 20 years, an analysis by Oxford University psychiatrists has shown.

A habitable environment on Martian volcano?

Posted in Science on 28th May, 2014 11:46 PM
by AlexMuller
The Martian volcano Arsia Mons may have been home to one of the most recent habitable environments yet found on the Red Planet, geologists say.

Coral reefs are better at coping with rising sea temperatures than we thought

Posted in Science on 31st May, 2014 11:09 PM
by AlexMuller
It was found that certain types of coral are able to adapt to tolerate higher sea temperatures by changing the genes they express.

NASA Plans To Send People To Mars By 2035

Posted in Science on 31st May, 2014 11:21 PM
by AlexMuller
NASA has recommitted itself to landing humans on Mars by 2035, but has admitted that this is a project that will require the world to work together.

Milky Way may have 100 million life-giving planets

Posted in Science on 6th Jun, 2014 12:18 AM
by AlexMuller
“It seems highly unlikely that we are alone.”

NASA Test Bed for Growing Earth Life on Mars to be developed

Posted in Science on 16th Jun, 2014 12:19 AM
by AlexMuller
A device for studying the survival of terrestrial life forms on the surface of Mars.

Spacex Dragon could land on Mars with a mission under the NASA Discovery Program

Posted in Science on 21st Jun, 2014 11:59 PM
by AlexMuller
One of NASAs long standing interests has been to robotically drill deeply into Mars' subsurface environment.

'Immediate protection' needed for Pitcairn's marine bounty

Posted in Science on 28th Jun, 2014 11:58 PM
by AlexMuller
"Immediate protection" is required for the waters of the Pitcairn Islands, home to one of the world's most valuable collections of marine species.

Newly discovered planet is the most Earth-like yet, scientists say

Posted in Science on 1st Jul, 2014 12:17 AM
by AlexMuller
Astronomers said the planet orbits a red giant star that’s just far enough away to reasonably support life (aka the habitable zone).

Caribbean coral reefs 'could vanish in 20 years'

Posted in Science on 2nd Jul, 2014 10:58 PM
by AlexMuller
Healthy coral reefs have declined by about 50% in the past 40 years.

Frozen World Opens up the Door for Earth-like Planets

Posted in Science on 4th Jul, 2014 09:41 PM
by AlexMuller
The discovery is expected to help astronomers better understand how Earth-like, or even potentially habitable, planets can form and how to find them.

Earth-like planets Gliese 581 g and d likely don't exist, study says

Posted in Science on 6th Jul, 2014 04:16 AM
by AlexMuller
New method to account for star signals another blow to controversial planets.

Oxygen fluctuations may have stalled life on Earth for a billion years

Posted in Science on 17th Jul, 2014 02:48 AM
by AlexMuller
Swings in oxygen levels may be behind a mysterious billion-year hiatus in evolution.

Geologist says that Curiosity rover's images show Earth-like soils on Mars

Posted in Science on 20th Jul, 2014 10:58 PM
by AlexMuller
Soil deep in a crater dating to some 3.7 billion years ago contains evidence that Mars was once much warmer and wetter.

Research shows oceans are vital for the possibility of alien life

Posted in Science on 21st Jul, 2014 11:33 PM
by AlexMuller
The number of planets being discovered outside our solar system is rapidly increasing.

A new approach in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence: targeting alien polluters

Posted in Science on 24th Jul, 2014 12:13 AM
by AlexMuller
Humanity is on the threshold of being able to detect signs of alien life on other worlds.

Biologist warn of early stages of a sixth mass extinction event

Posted in Science on 26th Jul, 2014 05:19 AM
by AlexMuller
Biodiversity may be reaching a tipping point:

People Who Feel They Have A Purpose In Life Live Longer

Posted in Science on 29th Jul, 2014 02:34 AM
by AlexMuller
We know that happiness can have positive benefits on health. Now research suggests that having a sense of purpose or direction in life may also be beneficial.

Ancient Earth fossils could be found on the moon

Posted in Science on 29th Jul, 2014 02:37 AM
by AlexMuller
Signs of ancient life could be littered across the moon, just waiting for an intrepid explorer to find them.

Running 7 minutes a day 'halves heart death risk'

Posted in Medicine on 31st Jul, 2014 02:42 AM
by AlexMuller
The research reported on today found people who ran had a reduced risk of death from heart disease, as well as death from any cause, compared with non-runners.

Antarctic hides extreme ecosystem

Posted in Science on 21st Aug, 2014 12:34 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have pulled up thousands of different types of micro-organisms from Lake Whillans, a large body of water buried 800m under the ice sheet.

Chemicals from sunscreen are poisoning the ocean

Posted in Science on 22nd Aug, 2014 12:41 AM
by AlexMuller
When beachgoers go for a dip, the traces of sunscreen that wash off into the ocean poison phytoplankton, the microscopic plant life that anchor the marine food web.

Extracorporeal support can significantly increase number of organs available for transplant

Posted in Medicine on 25th Aug, 2014 01:20 AM
by AlexMuller
Research shows using heart-lung support machine for donations after circulatory death boosted pool of available organs by 20 percent.

AREND Project aims to ward off poachers with unmanned aerial vehicles

Posted in Hardware on 3rd Sep, 2014 12:14 AM
by AlexMuller
One emerging area with huge potential is wildlife conservation, with drones delivering the ability to patrol and detect illegal poachers from the air.

Google's project to extend life, Calico, announces $1.5 billion research center

Posted in Business on 4th Sep, 2014 12:43 AM
by AlexMuller
Calico will work with big pharma to create and market new drugs for diseases like cancer and Alzheimer's

Aubrey de Grey: Technological miniaturization could increase our lifespans

Posted in Hardware on 5th Sep, 2014 03:11 AM
by AlexMuller
The miniaturization of technologies will eventually result in them dominating medical treatments, enabling us to live longer.

Mammals Were Meant for the Night Life

Posted in Science on 6th Sep, 2014 01:18 AM
by AlexMuller
Experts have recently revealed fossil evidence that indicates that the earliest of mammal ancestors may have started out as nocturnal creatures.

Life forms appeared at least 60 million years earlier than previously thought

Posted in Science on 7th Sep, 2014 10:31 PM
by AlexMuller
Geologists have rewritten the history books by finding that oxygen-producing life forms were present on Earth some 3 billion years ago.

NASA Research Gives Guideline for Future Alien Life Search

Posted in Science on 12th Sep, 2014 10:48 PM
by AlexMuller
Methane and oxygen molecules together are a reliable sign of biological activity because methane doesn't last long in an atmosphere containing oxygen-bearing molecules.

Martian meteorite yields more evidence of the possibility of life on Mars

Posted in Science on 16th Sep, 2014 12:43 AM
by AlexMuller
A tiny fragment of Martian meteorite 1.3 billion years old is helping to make the case for the possibility of life on Mars, say scientists.

Obama creates vast Pacific Ocean marine reserve

Posted in Science on 26th Sep, 2014 09:58 PM
by AlexMuller
US President Barack Obama has signed a memorandum to expand a vast marine reserve in the Pacific Ocean.

Complex organic molecule found in interstellar space

Posted in Science on 26th Sep, 2014 10:02 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have found the beginnings of life-bearing chemistry at the centre of the galaxy.

Earth's Water Is Older Than The Sun

Posted in Science on 26th Sep, 2014 10:09 PM
by AlexMuller
Since water is one of the vital ingredients for life on Earth, scientists want to know how it got here.

World wildlife populations halved in 40 years

Posted in Science on 30th Sep, 2014 11:18 PM
by AlexMuller
Habitat loss and hunting have reduced tigers from 100,000 a century ago to just 3,000.

Glucosamine promotes longevity by mimicking low-carb diet

Posted in Science on 8th Oct, 2014 12:46 AM
by AlexMuller
The widely used food supplement glucosamine promotes longevity in aging mice by approximately 10 percent due to improved glucose metabolism.

Billionaire Peter Thiel embarks on anti-aging crusade

Posted in Medicine on 9th Oct, 2014 08:28 PM
by AlexMuller
There are a 100,000 people who die every day on this planet, mostly from things related to aging.

The signature of aging in the brain

Posted in Medicine on 12th Oct, 2014 09:15 PM
by AlexMuller
Cognitive decline may be related to one's "immunological age"

'Let’s create the OS of life'

Posted in Business on 23rd Oct, 2014 12:34 AM
by AlexMuller
The fund’s charter is to invest in entrepreneurs, scientists, and inventors who aim to benefit humanity by rewriting the operating systems of life, Johnson says.

What does the next generation telescope need to detect life?

Posted in Science on 23rd Oct, 2014 07:44 PM
by AlexMuller
Almost 2,000 extrasolar planets have been discovered to date. Yet, we still know little about these alien worlds, especially their atmospheres.

Scientists make enzyme that could help explain origins of life

Posted in Science on 30th Oct, 2014 10:36 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have devised an enzyme with a unique property that might have been crucial to the origin of life on Earth.

Low oxygen 'delayed animal life on Earth'

Posted in Science on 31st Oct, 2014 11:43 PM
by AlexMuller
There's been much debate about why animals took so long to evolve and thrive on Earth.

Geographic change may have triggered an explosion of life

Posted in Science on 2nd Nov, 2014 09:39 PM
by AlexMuller
Analysis of geologic history may solve the riddle of the "Cambrian explosion," the rapid diversification of animal life in the fossil record 530 million years ago.

The origins of multicellular life

Posted in Science on 10th Nov, 2014 11:23 PM
by AlexMuller
The biological world around us is dominated by multicellular plants and animals. All of these intricate forms have evolved from far simpler, single celled ancestors.

Whole-genome sequences of 17 of the world’s oldest living people published

Posted in Science on 13th Nov, 2014 09:30 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers unable to find genes significantly associated with extreme longevity.

Complex life may be possible in only 10% of all galaxies

Posted in Science on 24th Nov, 2014 11:32 PM
by AlexMuller
Stellar explosions called gamma ray bursts emit beams of radiation that could render 90% of galaxies barren of complex life.

DNA molecule survives critical entry into Earth's atmosphere

Posted in Science on 28th Nov, 2014 01:15 AM
by AlexMuller
Various scientists believe that DNA could certainly reach us from outer space.

Disruptive sounds help aging brain ignore distractions

Posted in Medicine on 29th Nov, 2014 10:50 PM
by AlexMuller
By learning to discriminate a sound amidst progressively more disruptive distractions, we can diminish our distractibility.

New Twist in Life’s Start Could Aid Efforts to Make It from Scratch

Posted in Science on 7th Dec, 2014 09:26 PM
by AlexMuller
All life on Earth is made of molecules that twist in the same direction. New research reveals that this may not always have been so.

How did life become complex, and could it happen beyond Earth?

Posted in Science on 15th Dec, 2014 01:57 AM
by AlexMuller
How did the chemistry evolve to get life to where we are today? What transitions took place?

Earth faces sixth great extinction

Posted in Science on 15th Dec, 2014 11:05 PM
by AlexMuller
41% of all amphibians on the planet now face extinction while 26% of mammal species and 13% of birds are similarly threatened.

NASA's Curiosity rover has detected methane on Mars

Posted in Science on 16th Dec, 2014 11:32 PM
by AlexMuller
Methane on the Red Planet is intriguing because here on Earth, 95% of the gas comes from microbial organisms.

Global life expectancy has increased by 6 years since 1990

Posted in Medicine on 19th Dec, 2014 12:27 AM
by AlexMuller
Between 1990 and 2013, global life expectancy increased by nearly 5.8 years in men and 6.6 years in women.

Organic matter detected on Mars

Posted in Science on 19th Dec, 2014 12:33 AM
by AlexMuller
Curiosity rover has made definitive detection of organic molecules, but there’s not enough evidence to tell if it came from ancient Martian life or from a non-biological process.

Ibuprofen use leads to extended lifespan in several species, study shows

Posted in Science on 20th Dec, 2014 08:56 PM
by AlexMuller
Regular doses of ibuprofen extended the lifespan of multiple species.

More on the search for possible life on Mars

Posted in Science on 22nd Dec, 2014 12:42 AM
by AlexMuller
Curiosity rover has measured a tenfold spike in methane, an organic chemical, in the atmosphere and detected other organic molecules in a rock sample collected by the robotic drill.

Rapamycin used to boost immune response in humans

Posted in Medicine on 28th Dec, 2014 09:23 PM
by AlexMuller
A rapamycin-like drug could reverse the natural decline that elderly people experience in their ability to fight off infections.

Scientists race to save 'books' in the burning 'library of life'

Posted in Science on 30th Dec, 2014 12:29 AM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have developed a cost-effective way to save a wide range of threatened species, including rare old ones that may be costly too protect.

Asteroid impacts may have sparked life on Earth

Posted in Science on 30th Dec, 2014 10:38 PM
by AlexMuller
New data suggests that ancient collisions may have released enough energy to form the building blocks of life.

4 ways spacefaring microbes could mess with the solar system

Posted in Science on 31st Dec, 2014 10:38 PM
by AlexMuller
When scientists launch a spacecraft into space, they are also sending thousands of bacteria along with it.

Sandstone structures on Mars look much like structures created by microbes on Earth

Posted in Science on 8th Jan, 2015 08:52 PM
by AlexMuller
The early history of Mars seems to have been very similar to that of Earth, especially with respect to the ancient hydrosphere.

Radical Life Extension is getting more mainstream and is getting more funding

Posted in Business on 13th Jan, 2015 01:11 AM
by AlexMuller
5 years ago the consensus was that aging research was unlikely to lead to anything practical. Now its becoming a hot field.

Billions of Exoplanets Are Looking More Habitable

Posted in Science on 17th Jan, 2015 02:05 AM
by PlanetTech
A new astrophysics study just raised the chances for finding life on exoplanets across the universe.

Oceans facing wildlife Armageddon:

Posted in Science on 21st Jan, 2015 06:22 PM
by AlexMuller
'We are falling off a mass extinction cliff, but we're not there yet'

Telomere extension turns back some aspects of aging in cultured human cells

Posted in Medicine on 24th Jan, 2015 08:02 PM
by AlexMuller
A procedure can efficiently increase the length of human telomeres, the protective caps on chromosomes that are linked to aging.

An Anti-Aging Pill?

Posted in Medicine on 4th Feb, 2015 04:48 PM
by AlexMuller
Elysium Health, says it will be turning chemicals that lengthen the lives of mice and worms into over-the-counter vitamin pills that people can take to combat aging.

Scientists predict Earth-like planets around most stars

Posted in Science on 5th Feb, 2015 05:09 PM
by AlexMuller
Planetary scientists have calculated that there are hundreds of billions of Earth-like planets in our galaxy which might support life.

Twinkle mission to take a closer look at exoplanet atmospheres

Posted in Science on 13th Feb, 2015 06:21 PM
by AlexMuller
The Twinkle satellite will look at the atmospheres of exoplanets to seek more definite signs of life.

Scientists from SETI believe its time to 'try to contact aliens'

Posted in Science on 13th Feb, 2015 06:03 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists at a US science conference have said it is now time to actively try to contact intelligent life on other worlds.

A tour of places in our own solar system where we might find life

Posted in Science on 15th Feb, 2015 07:21 PM
by AlexMuller
Where to look for life in space.

How Silicon Valley is trying to cure ageing

Posted in Science on 16th Feb, 2015 04:56 PM
by AlexMuller
Death has always been considered one of life's real certainties, but now some of the world's top scientists are challenging the assumption.

Ancient rocks show life could have flourished on Earth 3.2 billion years ago

Posted in Science on 17th Feb, 2015 05:57 PM
by AlexMuller
A spark from a lightning bolt, interstellar dust, or a subsea volcano could have triggered the very first life on Earth. But what happened next?

Could dark matter cause some mass extinctions?

Posted in Science on 21st Feb, 2015 05:31 PM
by AlexMuller
In Earth’s path through our Galaxy, dark matter may perturb comets and lead to heating in the Earth’s core, both of which could be connected with mass extinctions.

The Search for Life on Mars Could Be Dooming Itself by Accident

Posted in Science on 22nd Feb, 2015 07:18 PM
by AlexMuller
When Curiosity goes looking for organic molecules, it vaporises rock and sniffs the gas that comes out. The plan could be going awry due to a mineral called jarosite.

NASA finds evidence of a vast ancient ocean on Mars

Posted in Science on 6th Mar, 2015 05:50 PM
by AlexMuller
A huge primitive ocean once covered one-fifth of the red planet’s surface, making it warm, wet and ideal for alien life to gain a foothold, scientists say.

New threats to wild bees identified

Posted in Science on 6th Mar, 2015 05:59 PM
by AlexMuller
Wild bumblebees are becoming infected with many of the diseases found in honeybees looked after by bee keepers.

Google Ventures and the Search for Extending human lifespan to 500 years and beyond

Posted in Business on 11th Mar, 2015 06:28 PM
by AlexMuller
Google Ventures is looking for companies that will slow aging, reverse disease, and extend life.

Researchers may have solved origin-of-life conundrum

Posted in Science on 19th Mar, 2015 08:56 PM
by AlexMuller
The crash of meteors on early Earth likely generated hydrogen cyanide, which could have kick-started the production of molecules needed to make the first cells.

Possible fatty acid detected on Mars

Posted in Science on 20th Mar, 2015 09:09 PM
by AlexMuller
A fatty acid might be among the molecules discovered on Mars by Curiosity. However, it's not possible yet to determine if the compound has a biological or non-biological origin.

It is probable that exoplanets are in the habitable zone around most stars

Posted in Science on 22nd Mar, 2015 12:14 AM
by AlexMuller
Billions of the stars in the Milky Way will have one to three planets in the habitable zone, where life could exist.

UK to Create World's Largest Marine Reserve

Posted in Science on 23rd Mar, 2015 01:13 PM
by AlexMuller
The UK is planning to create the world's largest marine reserve in the South Pacific, offering unprecedented protections to the more than 1,200 species that live there.

Martian Microbes Could Be Eating Carbon Monoxide From the Atmosphere

Posted in Science on 24th Mar, 2015 08:30 AM
by AlexMuller
Good news for the possibility of life on Mars.

Search for extraterrestrial intelligence extends to near-infrared optical signals

Posted in Science on 24th Mar, 2015 08:53 AM
by AlexMuller
New instrument will scan the sky for coded pulses of infrared light.

Oxygen-depleted oceans had key role in mass extinction

Posted in Science on 5th Apr, 2015 12:53 PM
by AlexMuller
Changes in the chemical balance of the ocean were crucial in the end-Triassic extinction, during which half of all plant, animal and marine life on Earth perished.

Water: There's so much of it in our solar system and beyond, says NASA

Posted in Science on 8th Apr, 2015 07:20 PM
by AlexMuller
Hunting for habitable worlds would mean looking for where there is water. However, the Universe may very well be awash with the stuff.

Signs of Alien Life Will Be Found by 2025, NASA's Chief Scientist Predicts

Posted in Science on 8th Apr, 2015 07:36 PM
by AlexMuller
"I think we're going to have strong indications of life beyond Earth within a decade, and definitive evidence within 20 to 30 years."

Complex organic molecules discovered in infant star system

Posted in Science on 10th Apr, 2015 08:02 PM
by AlexMuller
Hints that prebiotic organic chemistry is universal.

Extra terrestrial life in our solar system?

Posted in Science on 12th Apr, 2015 07:45 PM
by AlexMuller
At least ten planets, moons and dwarf planets have liquid oceans in our solar system and they may have at least microbial life.

NASA assembles unprecedented scientific team to find out if we are all alone

Posted in Science on 22nd Apr, 2015 04:48 PM
by AlexMuller
NASA wants to find life outside the solar system and are launching an interdisciplinary effort to search for extraterrestrial life.

Hidden water below Antarctica provides hope for life on Mars

Posted in Science on 29th Apr, 2015 06:36 PM
by AlexMuller
Antarctica is the Earth environment that most resembles Mars.

Earth Organisms Could Survive on Mars

Posted in Science on 6th Jun, 2015 12:45 AM
by AlexMuller
Mars is known for its hostile, low-pressure environment, but despite that fact a study shows that Earth organisms (Archaea) could indeed survive on the Red Planet.

Google Street View now takes you under the sea

Posted in Online on 6th Jun, 2015 12:58 AM
by AlexMuller
The new underwater panoramic views reveal the beauty beneath the sea but also call attention to the damage being done to Earth's oceans.

Not so crowded? New findings on global species richness

Posted in Science on 8th Jun, 2015 11:42 PM
by AlexMuller
Earth may contain millions fewer species than previously thought. New findings narrow species estimates for insects and terrestrial arthropods.

First ever glass deposits found on the surface of Mars

Posted in Science on 10th Jun, 2015 01:04 AM
by AlexMuller
The glass was created when meteorites slammed into the Martian surface with enough force to melt some of the rocks, which then cooled, turning them into impact glass.

Evolution is unpredictable and irreversible, biologists show

Posted in Science on 10th Jun, 2015 01:22 AM
by AlexMuller
The study focuses exclusively on the type of evolution known as purifying selection, which favors mutations that have no or only a small effect in a fixed environment.

Fossils explain how life coped during snowball Earth

Posted in Science on 16th Jun, 2015 12:54 AM
by AlexMuller
The fossils could speak to how life coped in the Cryogenian period, when glaciers held most of Earth in a frozen grip.

Earth 'entering new extinction phase' says US study

Posted in Science on 20th Jun, 2015 10:31 PM
by AlexMuller
The report, led by the universities of Stanford, Princeton and Berkeley, said vertebrates were disappearing at a rate 114 times faster than normal.

CO2 emissions threaten ocean crisis

Posted in Science on 4th Jul, 2015 12:02 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have warned that marine life will be irreversibly changed unless CO2 emissions are drastically cut.

Evolutionary adaptations in organisms can be reversed, but rarely

Posted in Science on 7th Jul, 2015 01:05 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have showed that some species of insects have gained, lost and regained wings over millions of years.

Some evidence that primitive life may have come to Earth from Space

Posted in Science on 16th Jul, 2015 10:44 PM
by AlexMuller
A new study reveals that bacteria can survive atmospheric entry.

A Russian billionaire just donated $100 million to help find alien life

Posted in Science on 21st Jul, 2015 12:12 AM
by AlexMuller
The 10-year effort will listen for broadcast signals from a million of the stars closest to Earth.

Small oxygen jump helped enable early animals take first breaths

Posted in Science on 25th Jul, 2015 12:09 AM
by AlexMuller
The discovery calls into question the theory that a dramatic change in oxygen level was responsible for the appearance of complicated life like whales, sharks, and squids.

Inflammation, not telomere length, predicts healthy longevity of centenarians

Posted in Medicine on 5th Aug, 2015 11:55 PM
by AlexMuller
To live past 100 you must keep inflammation down.

Scientists Find Evidence for Ancient Lake in Meridiani Planum on Mars

Posted in Science on 13th Aug, 2015 11:20 PM
by AlexMuller
Evidence of an ancient lake that likely represents some of the last potentially habitable surface water ever to exist on the Red Planet.

Scientists find mass extinctions can accelerate evolution

Posted in Software on 14th Aug, 2015 07:20 PM
by AlexMuller
The research supports the idea that mass extinctions actually speed up evolution by unleashing new creativity in adaptations.

Comet impacts may have cooked up a 'soup of life'

Posted in Science on 20th Aug, 2015 12:40 AM
by AlexMuller
New results show how collisions between comets and planets can make molecules that are the essential building blocks of life.

Google X life sciences team spins out into its own company under Alphabet

Posted in Business on 21st Aug, 2015 09:42 PM
by AlexMuller
'Working to move technologies from R&D to clinical testing, and transform the way we detect, prevent, and manage disease.'

Climate change will alter ocean bacteria crucial to food chain

Posted in Science on 3rd Sep, 2015 11:45 PM
by AlexMuller
Irreversible changes to microorganisms could effect species from plankton to whales that depend on products it consumes or produces.

Life expectancy climbs worldwide but people spend more years living with illness and disability

Posted in Medicine on 5th Sep, 2015 12:47 AM
by AlexMuller
Global life expectancy has risen by more than six years since 1990

Earth observations show how nitrogen may be detected on exoplanets, aiding search for life

Posted in Science on 6th Sep, 2015 09:45 PM
by AlexMuller
Measuring nitrogen in the atmosphere of an exoplanet can be crucial to determining if it might be habitable.

Why Google Is Going All In On Diabetes

Posted in Business on 7th Sep, 2015 11:57 PM
by AlexMuller
Millions of people with diabetes prick a finger more than five times a day to monitor their blood glucose levels. It's a painful and expensive process.

Researchers map a protein 'tree of life' for species across the animal kingdom

Posted in Science on 9th Sep, 2015 01:46 AM
by AlexMuller
Roughly 20,000 unique proteins are synthesized by our genes, and work together in combination to execute complex processes.

UK team plans 'unsent letter' to aliens

Posted in Science on 11th Sep, 2015 02:05 AM
by AlexMuller
A network of UK researchers has decided to compose a message to aliens, but they are divided over whether such a message should be sent into space.

Marine populations have halved since 1970

Posted in Science on 16th Sep, 2015 09:00 AM
by AlexMuller
Populations of marine mammals, birds, fish and reptiles have declined by 49% since 1970, a report says.

Cassini finds global ocean beneath Enceladus' icy crust

Posted in Science on 16th Sep, 2015 09:07 AM
by AlexMuller
A global ocean lies beneath the icy crust of Saturn's geologically active moon Enceladus, according to new research using data from NASA's Cassini mission.

'Tree of life' for 2.3 million species released

Posted in Science on 23rd Sep, 2015 12:38 AM
by AlexMuller
A collaborative effort among eleven institutions, the tree depicts the relationships among living things as they diverged from one another over time.

Elon Musk says his new rocket could get us to an icy moon where life may exist

Posted in Science on 24th Sep, 2015 06:03 PM
by AlexMuller
Below Europa's icy crust, a warm, salty ocean may exist containing more than twice as much water as all of Earth's reserves combined.

NASA Is Sending Bacteria to the Edge of Space to See if They Can Hitchhike to Mars

Posted in Science on 27th Sep, 2015 08:20 PM
by AlexMuller
To find out if life can hitchhike to Mars and survive on the planet’s surface, NASA is going to see how they do 120,000 feet up.

Liquid water flows on today’s Mars, NASA confirms

Posted in Science on 28th Sep, 2015 11:09 PM
by AlexMuller
Findings from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) provide the strongest evidence yet that liquid water flows intermittently on present-day Mars, NASA announced today.

Earth-like planets around small stars likely have protective magnetic fields, aiding chance for life

Posted in Science on 29th Sep, 2015 09:48 PM
by AlexMuller
Earth-like planets orbiting close to small stars probably have magnetic fields.

The water discovery ignites new debate on if there could be life on Mars

Posted in Science on 3rd Oct, 2015 11:27 PM
by AlexMuller
'I think it’s quite possible there are halophiles that could survive on Mars.'

The Kepler space telescope has detected something very weird near the edge of our galaxy

Posted in Science on 16th Oct, 2015 06:19 AM
by AlexMuller
The strange star that has serious scientists talking about an alien megastructure.

Protein-folding discovery opens a window on basic life processes

Posted in Science on 17th Oct, 2015 06:54 PM
by AlexMuller
Biochemists have made a fundamental discovery about protein structure that sheds new light on how proteins fold, one of the most basic processes of life.

Most Earth-like worlds have yet to be born, says new NASA study

Posted in Science on 21st Oct, 2015 08:42 PM
by AlexMuller
There should already be 1 billion Earth-sized worlds in the Milky Way galaxy. That estimate skyrockets when you include the other 100 billion galaxies in the observable universe.

What is interplanetary dust and can it spread the ingredients of life?

Posted in Science on 17th Nov, 2015 01:37 AM
by AlexMuller
NASA reported that a cloud of dust was surrounding Mars high above its atmosphere. They ruled out Mars itself and its moons Phobos and Deimos as the sources of the dust.

Oxygen, Methane, and Water Ice on Comet 67P Have Learnings for Early Earth Life

Posted in Science on 21st Nov, 2015 09:53 PM
by AlexMuller
Molecular O2 is an important bio-signature, along with the presence of water and methane, both of which are present on the comet.

Frequent blood donors live longer

Posted in Medicine on 21st Nov, 2015 10:13 PM
by AlexMuller
A new study shows that people, who donate a lot of blood, suffer no serious ill effects and may even live longer than less frequent donors. Possible 'healthy donor' bias?

A drill to tunnel miles below the surface of Mars

Posted in Hardware on 3rd Dec, 2015 05:07 PM
by AlexMuller
In the California desert, Honeybee robotics is testing a drill that could search for life on other worlds.

Life exploded on Earth after the slow rise of oxygen

Posted in Science on 19th Dec, 2015 07:21 PM
by AlexMuller
It took 100 million years for oxygen in the oceans and atmosphere to increase to the level that allowed the explosion of animal life on Earth 600 million years ago.

Astronomers Want to Build A Forty Foot Space Telescope to Find the Next Earth

Posted in Hardware on 8th Jan, 2016 11:27 AM
by AlexMuller
To achieve this, we’ll need a spacecraft more advanced than anything humans have built, a telescope with 10x the seeing power of Hubble.

Lack of microbes in Antarctic permafrost dims hopes for life on Mars

Posted in Science on 22nd Jan, 2016 10:48 AM
by AlexMuller
The unsuccessful search for living microbes in the permafrost of Antarctica’s University Valley could spell bad news for the search for Mars life.

Fungi survive mars-like conditions on the space station

Posted in Science on 31st Jan, 2016 01:08 AM
by AlexMuller
A study, by ESA, has found that two species of tiny fungi originally from Antarctica have survived living in Mars-like conditions for a period of 18 months.

Clearing out damaged cells in mice extends lifespan by up to 35 percent

Posted in Medicine on 4th Feb, 2016 07:20 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have improved the healthy lifespan of mice though the removal of senescent cells from their bodies.

Ancient Martian lakes may have harboured life, researchers say

Posted in Science on 11th Feb, 2016 01:07 PM
by AlexMuller
Deep water basins formed on Mars more than three billion years ago may have once been habitable, according to new research.

Astronomers identify trick to root out false-positives in the search for life

Posted in Science on 6th Mar, 2016 12:49 PM
by AlexMuller
Scenarios in which the detection of oxygen in the atmosphere of exoplanets would not represent the presence of extraterrestrial life.

Why Europe's New Mission to Mars is Such a Big Deal

Posted in Science on 12th Mar, 2016 08:40 PM
by AlexMuller
Early next week, the ExoMars mission launches with the goal of discovering signs of life on the Red Planet.

European-Russian spacecraft heads out in search for life on Mars

Posted in Science on 14th Mar, 2016 04:37 PM
by AlexMuller
Europe and Russia launched a spacecraft on Monday in a joint mission to sniff out signs of life on Mars and bring humans closer to flying to the planet themselves.

Complex sugars cooked up from 'comet ice'

Posted in Science on 8th Apr, 2016 06:39 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have detected ribose, a sugar needed to make RNA and DNA, in laboratory experiments which simulate the very early Solar System.

How did sea creatures survive the dinosaurs' extinction?

Posted in Science on 14th Apr, 2016 09:22 PM
by AlexMuller
Algae and microorganisms would have survived a massive asteroid and acted as a food source for other creatures.

3 newly discovered exoplanets prime candidates in search for life elsewhere

Posted in Science on 3rd May, 2016 03:18 PM
by AlexMuller
The worlds are potentially habitable given their sizes and temperatures, and may be the best candidates yet in the search for life.

Europe and Russia delay ExoMars rover project to 2020

Posted in Science on 4th May, 2016 04:29 PM
by AlexMuller
The aim of the mission is to land a rover on the Red Planet. Capable of drilling up to 2m below the surface, it would search for signs of past or present life.

More evidence that comets could have nurtured life on earth

Posted in Science on 5th May, 2016 05:33 PM
by AlexMuller
Increased carbon levels in the rocks soon after the impact were evidence that microbial life may have thrived in the crater.

BioViva Plans an Age Reversal Clinic in Fiji: An unusual project with many unanswered questions

Posted in Business on 23rd May, 2016 11:43 AM
by AlexMuller
Thwarted stateside by the FDA, US anti-aging pioneers are heading to the South Pacific.

Red dwarf exoplanets not as habitable as once believed

Posted in Science on 26th May, 2016 01:13 PM
by AlexMuller
Computer models suggest that these planets are likely rendered uninhabitable by their super-dense atmospheres.

Aging Stars Can Make New Habitable Zones For Planets

Posted in Science on 29th May, 2016 01:04 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists searching for life in the universe now have a new target: the once-icy worlds orbiting red giants.

Ice exoplanets and moons can have habital deep oceans

Posted in Science on 17th Jun, 2016 03:53 AM
by AlexMuller
Water-rich planets are obvious candidates for finding life and have attracted increasing attention in recent years.

Human Clinical Trials of the Anti-Aging Compound NMN to Start in Japan

Posted in Science on 27th Jun, 2016 03:11 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers to test in humans the safety and effectiveness of a compound that is on the verge of being proven to reverse some effects of aging.

Discovery of a powerful defense against free radicals that contribute to aging and diseases

Posted in Medicine on 1st Jul, 2016 03:04 PM
by AlexMuller
A new University of Michigan study outlines the discovery of a protein that acts as a powerful protectant against free radicals.

A supernova might have abetted a mass extinction on earth

Posted in Science on 13th Jul, 2016 06:17 PM
by AlexMuller
An exploding star hundreds of light-years from Earth may have played a role in a minor mass extinction that happened 2.59 million years ago.

Michael Greve Commits $10 Million to the SENS project (life extension research)

Posted in Medicine on 13th Jul, 2016 06:35 PM
by AlexMuller
'I think we should have more people contribute to the step-by-step creation of cures for the root causes of all age-related diseases.'

Gene 'reboots' stem cells to slow or reverse the aging process

Posted in Science on 28th Jul, 2016 02:02 AM
by AlexMuller
Nanog, has been shown to replenish the ability of adult stem cells to regenerate, which could be used to slow or even reverse the aging process in humans.

Next five years could see successes or failures for first SENS antiaging treatment

Posted in Medicine on 4th Aug, 2016 03:00 PM
by AlexMuller
Success for companies based on SENS is a very important step for much larger funding of the SENS life extension approach.

Are we looking for Martian life in all the wrong places?

Posted in Science on 9th Aug, 2016 05:04 PM
by AlexMuller
Organic compounds that may have existed in/on rocks located on the surface of Mars would have been degraded by radiation from the Sun.

Economist magazine looks at possibility of imminent life extension successes

Posted in Medicine on 12th Aug, 2016 04:53 PM
by AlexMuller
Diseases compete to kill people with age. Increasing longevity beyond 95 would require a new approach.

Earth-like planets around proxima centauri discovered- could support life?

Posted in Science on 15th Aug, 2016 06:53 PM
by AlexMuller
4000+ exoplanet candidates have been discovered by the Kepler mission. Proxima is the nearest star to the sun.

NASA's Next Mars Rover Intensifies Hunt for Extinct Martian Microbes

Posted in Science on 18th Aug, 2016 12:37 AM
by AlexMuller
The 2020 Mars Rover already deep into development. It'll be targeting rocks with the best chance of revealing ancient Martian life.

Have We Been Wrong About the Origins of Life?

Posted in Science on 19th Aug, 2016 04:11 AM
by AlexMuller
An alternative idea; that life arose deep in the ocean within warm, rocky structures called hydrothermal vents.

Mayo Clinic, collaborators working to advance aging research via clinical trials

Posted in Medicine on 19th Aug, 2016 08:10 PM
by AlexMuller
Aging is the largest risk factor for most chronic diseases, and elderly care accounts for about 1 trillion USD a year in the US.

A new Goldilocks for habitable planets

Posted in Science on 20th Aug, 2016 11:58 PM
by AlexMuller
Simply being in the habitable zone may not be sufficient to support life. A planet also must start with an internal temperature that is just right.

Google's Antiaging company Calico will use Computational Biology and Machine Learning

Posted in Science on 25th Aug, 2016 04:21 PM
by AlexMuller
Calico will try to use machine learning to understand the complex biological processes involved in aging.

Peter Diamandis: We’ll Radically Extend Our Lives With New Technologies

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Sep, 2016 02:57 AM
by AlexMuller
Due to rapidly advancing biotechnology, he thinks human lifespan may grow dramatically this century.

Planet smash-up 'brought carbon to Earth'

Posted in Science on 7th Sep, 2016 01:05 AM
by AlexMuller
Much of Earth's life-giving carbon could have been delivered in a planetary collision about 4.4 billion years ago, a theory suggests.

NASA asteroid probe may find clues to origins of life on Earth

Posted in Science on 11th Sep, 2016 10:38 AM
by AlexMuller
Water ice and organic materials, which are key compounds that may have made Earth habitable or even given life its start.

Plumes on Europa Might Confirm Suspicions of Water Beneath Its Icy Crust

Posted in Science on 30th Sep, 2016 04:25 PM
by AlexMuller
Several missions are scheduled to investigate these findings.

Scientists Just Launched a Breakthrough Initiative to Find Intelligent Alien Life

Posted in Science on 16th Oct, 2016 10:07 AM
by AlexMuller
The FAST observatory will seek out extraterrestrial life with the world's largest radio telescopes.

Digital Life aims to make a 3D scan of every animal species

Posted in Software on 3rd Nov, 2016 01:08 PM
by AlexMuller
The team is working with zoos, scientists and other organisations to gain access to subjects for scanning, starting with endangered species.

The surface of Mars is much drier than expected

Posted in Science on 15th Nov, 2016 11:55 AM
by AlexMuller
As if we needed another reminder that Mars isn't friendly to life, researchers from Scotland's University of Stirling have revealed that the planet is more arid than Earth's driest deserts.

Curiosity Delivers New Evidence That Life Could Have Thrived on Mars

Posted in Science on 15th Dec, 2016 04:06 PM
by AlexMuller
Evidence of chemical complexity suggests that Mars had a long history with water, improving the chances that life existed on the planet.

NASA has a test for life on other planets that is ten thousand times more sensitive

Posted in Science on 27th Jan, 2017 05:37 PM
by AlexMuller
A simple chemistry method could vastly enhance how scientists search for signs of life on other planets.

NASA Is Sending a Lander to Discover Whether Life Exists on Europa

Posted in Science on 21st Feb, 2017 03:58 PM
by Alex Muller
NASA is planning to send a lander to Jupiter's moon Europa, which is believed to hold a vast ocean beneath it's frozen crust.

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