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Mourning SETI’s shut down and commercial spaceflight craft passes key test

5 May 2011, 15:00 UTC
Mourning SETI’s shut down and commercial spaceflight craft passes key test
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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 - A spiral galaxy with a dramatic lopsided shape is featured in contrasting views from two telescopes. See article.g Abodes - Pumice, the rock used remove dry skin from feet, could have been responsible for the birth of life on Earth, scientists have claimed. See article.g Life - Rice originated in China, a team of genome researchers has concluded in a study tracing back thousands of years of evolutionary history through large-scale gene re-sequencing. Their findings, which appear in the latest issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), indicate that domesticated rice may have first appeared as far back as approximately 9,000 years ago in the Yangtze Valley of China. Previous research suggested domesticated rice may have two points of origin -- India as well as China. See article.g Message - I understand priorities must be set and all spending must be looked at with a critical eye. Still, it is a bit sad that the giant array of radio telescopes in California that are used to search for extraterrestrial life have been closed ...

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