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Clay-armored bubbles show minerals played key role in origin of life


February 7th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 7 (ANI): The discovery of inorganic, semipermeable clay vesicles has shed light on how minerals could have played a key role in the origins of life.The study by a team ... Read more...

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Life’s building blocks discovered on surprising meteorite


December 16th, 2010 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): Scientists has identified amino acids, a fundamental building block of life, in a meteorite where none were expected."This meteorite formed when two asteroids collided. The shock of the ... Read more...

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‘Bolt from deep blue’ may have sparked life on Earth


October 30th, 2010 - 11:56 am ICT by ANI
London, Oct 30 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Tokyo in Japan have suggested that a bolt from the deep blue seas may have sparked life on Earth.Ryuhei Nakamura and his team ... Read more...

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Missing piece of Mars puzzle may reveal whether life existed on planet


September 4th, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 4 (ANI): Experiments prompted by a 2008 surprise from NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander suggest that soil examined by NASA's Viking Mars landers in 1976 may have contained carbon-based chemical building ... Read more...

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Most-complex organic molecules found in interstellar space


June 22nd, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 22 (ANI): Scientists have successfully identified one of the most complex organic molecules yet found in the material between the stars, the so-called interstellar medium.The discovery of anthracene, by researchers ... Read more...

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Computer simulations to shed new light on origins of liquids found on Titan


January 23rd, 2010 - 3:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 23 (ANI): A scientist from the University of Arkansas, US, has received funding from NASA to simulate conditions found on Saturn's moon Titan to help better understand the origins of ... Read more...

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Bourbon triggers worse hangover than vodka


December 19th, 2009 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 19 (IANS) American whiskey bourbon triggers a worse hangover than vodka the next day, says a new study. Bourbon has 37 times the amount of toxic chemicals called congeners that vodka ... Read more...

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Alcohol’s colour decides severity of hangover


December 19th, 2009 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 19 (ANI): Wish to avoid that post party hangover? Well, then avoid red wine and dark spirits and stick to white wine or vodka, say scientists.In a new study, boffins ... Read more...

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NASA spacecraft makes deepest dive yet into Saturn moon’s jets to find life


November 3rd, 2009 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 3 (ANI): NASA's Cassini spacecraft has made its deepest plunge yet into the plumes of Saturn's moon Enceladus, which might reveal complex organic molecules that could hint at life.Researchers have ... Read more...

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Ultra fast destruction of Martian methane spells bad news for life


August 6th, 2009 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 6 (ANI): New calculations suggest that methane gas on Mars may be destroyed 600 times faster than it is on Earth, and possibly in as little as one hour, which ... Read more...

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Two highly complex organic molecules detected in space


April 21st, 2009 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
Berlin, April 21 (ANI): Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy in Bonn, Germany, Cornell University, USA, and the University of Cologne, Germany, have detected two of the most complex ... Read more...

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Synthetic biology yielding clues to how life began on Earth


February 16th, 2009 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, February 16 (ANI): Synthetic biology researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz, say that their efforts are yielding clues to the mystery of how life began on Earth. Biochemist David ... Read more...

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Diamonds not only for ever, they led to life


July 30th, 2008 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 30 (IANS) Diamonds could have played an important role in the origin of life on Earth, according to a new study by German scientists. Scientists have long theorised that life ... Read more...

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Titan is the most likely place in solar system for new life to evolve: Scientists


February 17th, 2008 - 1:07 pm ICT by admin
London, Feb 17 (ANI): Scientists studying the atmosphere and surface chemistry of Titan, the deep-frozen moon of Saturn, suggest that it is emerging as the most likely place in the solar system ... Read more...

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Scientists find building blocks of life in distant galaxy


February 6th, 2008 - 1:41 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 6 (ANI): Researchers have used the world's largest radio telescopethe Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, to detect the presence of building blocks of life in the distant galaxy Arp 220.According ... Read more...

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Scientists find traces of life around distant star


January 6th, 2008 - 4:52 pm ICT by admin
London, Jan 6 (ANI): Scientists have observed signs of the building blocks of life in a disc of red dust surrounding a distant star, HR 4796A, which is about 8 million years ... Read more...

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Astronomers find building blocks of life in red dust of disk surrounding star


January 4th, 2008 - 12:27 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 4 (ANI): Astronomers have found the first indications of highly complex organic molecules in the planet-forming disk of red dust surrounding an eight-million-year-old star.Known as HR 4796A, the star ... Read more...

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