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SETI puts ET on hold and ‘First Contact’ author discusses his book

27 Apr 2011, 19:53 UTC
SETI puts ET on hold and ‘First Contact’ author discusses his book
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Welcome! "Alien Life" tracks the latest discoveries and thoughts in the various elements of the famous Drake Equation. Here's today's news:g Stars - The first stars in the universe may have been extraordinarily fast spinners, whirling at more than a million miles per hour, scientists say. See article.g Abodes - By studying life in the scalding hot springs of a volcanic crater in Siberia, a team of scientists has discovered bacteria that produce and consume carbon monoxide. The findings could provide new insight into the evolution of Earth's early atmosphere. See article.g Life - New research shows that water molecules could actually influence the structure of DNA. The finding could provide clues about how DNA originated, and how it functions in modern cells. See articleg Intelligence - When deprived of sleep, parts of the human brain may doze off, secretly snatching moments of slumber even as people seem to be awake. See article.g Message - Budget cuts have forced the SETI Institute in California to shut down its famous search for extraterrestrial life, reports the San Jose Mercury News. The institute can no longer afford to operate its Allen Telescope Array, which has been scanning outer space for sign of ...

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