life on earth

Fish named after Richard Dawkins


July 16th, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sri Lanka, July 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new type of fresh water fish has been identified in South Asia. Sri Lankan scientists who classified the creature have named it after famous evolutionary ... Read more...

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Close encounter with aliens possible this century


July 16th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 16 (IANS) We have been hearing so much about aliens that a close encounter may well be possible this century, says a leading scientist urging governments to be ... Read more...

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Lichen can survive in hostile space conditions


June 24th, 2012 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, June 24 (IANS) You can freeze it, thaw it, vacuum dry it and expose it to radiation, but lichen can still survive. In 2008, scientists from the European Space ... Read more...

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Five places where life may exist in solar system


March 2nd, 2012 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 2 (IANS) Life on Earth occupies some bizarre places from deep-sea hydrothermal vents to frigid and lightless lakes. While scientists hunt for hospitable planets circling other stars, the ... Read more...

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Radical theory says ‘inanimate’ objects also alive


January 30th, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 30 (IANS) Even so-called inanimate matter -- DNA, water and planets included -- are all alive, asserts a revolutionary new theory. "Modern science lacks a unifying, interdisciplinary theory ... Read more...

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Selja opens Britain-aided museum staff training programme


January 9th, 2012 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) Museums have played an important role in our society by bringing people closer to their roots, Union Culture Minister Kumari Selja said Monday, inaugurating a ... Read more...

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Climatic conditions on early earth similar to current ones


December 1st, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 1 (IANS) The atmosphere on our planet just 500 million years after its creation was not a methane-filled wasteland as believed, but surprisingly much closer to the current ... Read more...

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Sun’s ‘killer flare’ won’t end earth in 2012: NASA


November 13th, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 13 (IANS) For all the doomsayers predicting that the world will come to an end in 2012, at least one of the potential reasons for earth's destruction has ... Read more...

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Algae could have survived frozen earth


October 14th, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 14 (IANS) Glaciation could have frozen all life on earth eons ago, but simple organisms like the photosynthetic algae could have survived in a narrow water body such ... Read more...

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Unprecedented Arctic ozone loss found


October 5th, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Oct 5 (IANS) Scientists have stumbled on an unprecedented depletion of the earth's protective ozone layer above the Arctic last winter and spring.The depletion was caused by an unusually ... Read more...

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Now steps taken in labs to create ‘inorganic life’


September 18th, 2011 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 18 (IANS) Scientists have taken tentative steps towards creating 'life' from inorganic chemicals, which may later become 'inorganic biology'.Lee Cronin, who teaches chemistry at the College of Science ... Read more...

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Meteorites created first life on earth?


August 9th, 2011 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 9 (IANS) Meteorites were possibly the source of first life on earth, says a new research.Scientists have been trying for long to figure out whether nucleobases, our genetic ... Read more...

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Asteroid hit will be catastrophic for India, US, China


June 30th, 2011 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 30 (IANS) If an asteroid hits India, US or China, these countries will suffer a catastrophic loss of lives and be crippled beyond the possibility of any recovery, ... Read more...

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It’s ‘back to school’ for Deora’s geo-scientist


May 5th, 2011 - 9:35 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Seventy-two-year-old Shiv Balak Misra is hardly a pin-up hero. The frail, down-to-earth geo-scientist-turned-social worker and educator wants to ensure that children in his backwater Uttar ... Read more...

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Daniel Craig replaces David Attenborough as new voice of BBC nature films


April 30th, 2011 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 30 (ANI): Daniel Craig, better known by cinema-goers as James bond, is set to replace Sir David Attenborough, Britain's greatest broadcasting naturalist, as the voice of BBC nature films. Craig ... Read more...

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Poisonous chemical formaldehyde linked to origin of life on Earth


April 5th, 2011 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): New research suggests that the poisonous chemical formaldehyde may have helped create the organic compounds present in the universe that gave rise to life.Scientists have long speculated about ... Read more...

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‘Earliest known life on Earth’ may be rock fractures filled with crystals


March 27th, 2011 - 12:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 27 (ANI): Twenty years ago, 3.5-billion-year-old microbes discovered embedded in rock in Australia were described as the oldest fossils on the planet.However, a new study has claimed that the ... Read more...

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Has Black Hole wiped out all alien life?


March 24th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 24 (IANS) A phenomenon known as a white dwarf hypernova could have sucked alien life into a black hole.Scientists have been long baffled how despite years of searching ... Read more...

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Are we all Martians?


March 24th, 2011 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 24 (ANI): Many planetary scientists say it's conceivable that all life on Earth is descended from organisms that originated on Mars and were carried here aboard meteorites.And if that's ... Read more...

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Volcanoes, lightning may have sparked life on earth


March 22nd, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 22 (IANS) Volcanoes and lightning may have provided the vital spark to kick-start life on earth, according to new results from a 'forgotten' 1950s experiment. Researchers used modern ... Read more...

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NASA scientist finds ‘worm-like alien life form in meteorite’


March 6th, 2011 - 10:51 am ICT by ANI
London, Mar 6 (ANI): Maybe this is what an alien really looks like - a worm-like bacteria.NASA scientist Dr Richard Hoover claims to have found life form, which may explain how life ... Read more...

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Evidence shows meteors sowed the seeds of life


March 2nd, 2011 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 2 (IANS) Scientists have taken fragments from a meteorite in the Antarctic and by bombarding it with heat and pressure have recreated conditions at the beginning of life ... Read more...

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Meteorites ‘may have sparked life on Earth’


March 1st, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 1 (ANI): A meteorite discovered in Antarctica could strengthen the argument that life on Earth might have been kick-started from space, claim scientists.Chemical analysis of the meteorite shows it to ... Read more...

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Plankton shed light on Earth’s ancient atmosphere


February 27th, 2011 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 27 (ANI): Researchers have found that plankton play a large part in understanding the origin of Earth's first breathable atmosphere.In a study, Ohio State University researcher Matthew Saltzman and his ... Read more...

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Mechanism that controls 24-hour clock of all forms of life discovered


January 27th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 27 (ANI): Scientists have discovered the mechanism that controls the internal 24-hour clock of all forms of life from human cells to algae.Not only does the research provide important insight ... Read more...

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Did life on Earth begin in space?


January 20th, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 20 (IANS) Many experts believe that biological raw materials were carried to our planet as lumps of asteroid rock.The molecular structure of amino acids - the building blocks of proteins ... Read more...

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Earth’s ancient marine life could reveal what triggers mass extinctions


December 31st, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 31 (ANI): A new study has found that an influx of invasive species can hinder the natural evolution of new species and trigger mass extinction events.Scientists at Ohio University studied ... Read more...

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Fossil site in China offers clues to mass extinction recovery


December 23rd, 2010 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): A massive new fossil site discovered in south-west China has shed light on how life on Earth recovered from the greatest mass extinction of all time.The work is ... Read more...

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Fossil haul shows life’s recovery after near-extinction


December 23rd, 2010 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 23 (IANS) A newly-discovered treasure trove of ancient fossils has given a big boost to scientists' efforts to understand how life on the Earth recovered from the most catastrophic mass ... Read more...

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Modern-day genomes used to reconstruct evolution of 3bn-yr-old microbes


December 20th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 20 (ANI): MIT scientists have used modern day genomes to reconstruct the evolution of ancient microbes.The scientists traced thousands of genes from 100 modern genomes back to those genes' first ... 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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Scientists recreate more ‘mini Big Bangs’


December 5th, 2010 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 5 (IANS) Scientists have again recreated the primordial soup that existed in the galaxy just moments after the Big Bang using the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).The super-hot 'quark-gluon plasma' ... Read more...

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Evolution on Earth was quickened by heat: Study


December 3rd, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): Scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have found that the time required for evolution on a warm Earth is shorter than critics might expect.Enzymes, ... Read more...

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NASA researchers discover arsenic-based life form on Earth


December 3rd, 2010 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): A new research has changed the fundamental knowledge about what comprises all known life on Earth.NASA researchers conducting tests in the harsh environment of Mono Lake in California ... Read more...

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Did dead alien microbes spawn life on Earth?


November 16th, 2010 - 7:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): There are numerous theories on how life spawned on Earth and now a new research has indicated that life came from an interstellar origin; hitched a ride on ... Read more...

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