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Looking for aliens in all the exotic places and convergent evolution in lichens

5 May 2011, 00:52 UTC
Looking for aliens in all the exotic places and convergent evolution in lichens
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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 Abodes - A phenomenon known as “magnetic reconnection” is responsible for much of the space weather that affects Earth. NASA is now preparing a new mission dedicated to studying this dynamic magnetic system and its influence on our planet. See article.g Life - New research has outlined a case of convergent evolution in two lichen species from separate continents. The study is helping scientists understand mechanisms behind the evolution of life. See article.g Intelligence - The human eye long ago solved a problem common to both digital and film cameras: how to get good contrast in an image while also capturing faint detail. See article.g Message - The sad shut down of SETI due to lack of funding brings a major halt to the search for aliens, unplugging the voice and ears which have been doing the search until now. But perhaps we should start thinking outside the box, and start looking for aliens in more exotic places. See article.g Learning - NASA has made available for the public a new online collection of images of our solar system ...

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