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Pond Scum Explains Evolution Of First Animals - Astrobiology Magazine


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Droser is the lead author of a recently published paper in the Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences describing the conditions that led to the rise of the earliest animals in the late Ediacaran period (an era that lasted from 635 to 540 million ...

Astrobiology Top 10: Possibility of Silicon-Based Life Grows - Astrobiology Magazine


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Carbon is the backbone of every known biological molecule. Life on Earth is based on carbon, likely because each carbon atom can form bonds with up to four other atoms simultaneously. This quality makes carbon well-suited to form the long chains of ...

Can You Teach an Old Gene New Tricks? - Sciworthy


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The results obtained from the study are of great importance in understanding the genetic mechanisms that contribute to the evolution of E. coli and may help us better understand the origin of life on Earth. Research conducted at NASA Astrobiology ...

ThinkQuest: Astrobiology

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The Living Universe is the web's premiere educational resource for astrobiology, featuring in-depth information and interviews on exobiology, planetary biology, the origins of life and human spaceflight. Our site doesn't end with that however - every single page within this website is also available in an enhanced PDF printable format and we have a network of forums and interactive applets as well as a number of Flash animations.

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