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The universe is probably filled with habitable planets, so many scientists think it should be teeming with aliens. But life on other planets would likely be brief and become extinct very quickly, say astrobiologists from The Australian National University (ANU). In research aiming to understand how life might develop, the scientists realized new life would commonly die out due to runaway heating or cooling on their fledgling planets.


Posted: 1/21/2016 5:56:33 PM   Reads: 266   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.eurekalert.org Category: Space

Estimated to be more than 3 billion years old, the lake appears to have covered as much as 80 square miles and was up to 1,500 feet deep -- roughly the equivalent of Lake Champlain bordering the United States and Canada, said CU-Boulder Research Associate Gaetano Di Achille, who led the study.


Posted: 6/19/2009 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 586   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.eurekalert.org Category: Mars Anomalies

"The big news is that we’ve shown how the human brain blocks an unwanted memory, that there is such a mechanism and it has a biological basis," said Stanford psychology Professor John Gabrieli, a co-author of the paper titled "Neural Systems Underlying the Suppression of Unwanted Memories." "It gets you past the possibility that there’s nothing in the brain that would suppress a memory – that it was all a misunderstood fiction."


Posted: 1/9/2004 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 353   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: www.eurekalert.org Category: Press Releases

WASHINGTON - The rate at which ozone is being destroyed in the upper stratosphere is slowing, and the levels of ozone-destroying chlorine in that layer of the atmosphere have peaked and are going down -- the first clear evidence that a worldwide reduction in chlorofluorocarbon pollution is having the desired effect, according to a new study.


Posted: 7/30/2003 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 331   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: www.eurekalert.org Category: Science Controversies

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