Tagged: life

Our Story in 6 Minutes

Our Story in 6 Minutes

I have compressed billions of years into 6 minutes. This is our story as revealed by science.

Arecibo Observatory: Watching for Asteroids, Waiting for E.T.

Arecibo Observatory: Watching for Asteroids, Waiting for E.T.

Arecibo Observatory, which is in Puerto Rico, is the location of the world’s largest single-dish radio telescope. Because radio telescopes can work at all times of day and in all kinds of weather, the...

Was the Origin of Life a Fluke? Or Was It Physics?

Was the Origin of Life a Fluke? Or Was It Physics?

Understanding the origin of life is arguably one of the most compelling quests for humanity. This quest has inevitably moved beyond the puzzle of life on Earth to whether there’s life elsewhere in the...

“Avoiding Andromeda Strain” –NASA Identifies 25 Gaps in Our Knowledge to Guard Earth Against Alien Life & Biological Contamination”

“Avoiding Andromeda Strain” –NASA Identifies 25 Gaps in Our Knowledge to Guard Earth Against Alien Life & Biological Contamination”

One of the greatest fears of the world’s space is a real-life Andromeda Strain, the chilling movie about a US research satellite carrying a deadly extraterrestrial microscopic organism that crashes into a small town in...

Mars Soil May Be Toxic to Microbes

Mars Soil May Be Toxic to Microbes

The Martian surface may be even less hospitable to life than scientists had thought. These compounds, known as perchlorates, seem to be widespread in the Martian dirt; several NASA missions have detected them at a...

Start Over In Life

Start Over In Life

When your Facebook page has over 1,600,000 “Likes”, you are a social media star. There are a lot of them out there nowadays. Natalie Jill’s path has been different from most of them. But...