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Bad News For Search For Life In Antarctic Lake

AP | Posted 02.26.2013 | Science

LONDON -- British scientists have called off the hunt for exotic life in an ice-bound Antarctic lake after their mission was hit by a technical hitch....

Deep Sea Microbes May Hold Key To Finding Alien Life

Posted 08.08.2012 | Science

By: Jeanna Bryner, LiveScience Managing Editor Published: 08/08/2012 08:07 AM EDT on LiveScience The region beneath Earth's surface may be crawl...

The Agency That Cried "Awesome!"

Athena Andreadis, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Athena Andreadis, Ph.D.

NASA should not have to resort to circus acts as the price for doing science. It's in such circumstances that violence is done to process, to rigor, to integrity.

Arsenic and Odd Lace

Athena Andreadis, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Athena Andreadis, Ph.D.

It was clever of NASA to disclose its "amazing astrobiology discovery" right around budget-cutting time. But they should have better managed the hype -- and kept squarely in their memory the tale of the boy who cried wolf.

Life at the SETI Institute: Meet Jie Li -- Video

SETI Institute | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
SETI Institute

This one-minute excerpt comes from a special colloquium celebrating the 25th anniversary of the SETI Institute. Watch a video of Jie Li giving a one...

How Extremophiles Might Help Us Save the World

Levi Novey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Levi Novey

Living and thriving in the most inhospitable conditions on Earth, tiny bacteria-like microbes known as extremophiles might soon have an over-sized effect on our human world.