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Planet's Surface May Have Harbored Key Building Block For Life

Space.com | Megan Gannon | Posted 06.12.2013 | Science

At a time when life as we know it was just getting its start on Earth, Martian clay may have harbored a key component for one of life's molecular bu...

New Look At Ancient Mud Yields 'Unexpected Discovery'

Posted 03.08.2013 | Science

By: Becky Oskin, OurAmazingPlanet Staff Writer Published: 03/07/2013 10:01 AM EST on LiveScience The story of life on Earth keeps getting stranger...

Viruses: Nature's Self-Packing, Nanoscale Suitcases

Peter G. Stockley | Posted 02.03.2013 | Science
Peter G. Stockley

'Tis the season, from Thanksgiving to New Year, when tens of millions of us will travel to see family and friends. What none of us think about during this time is the myriad of invisible virus particles that will be making the trip with us.

The 2012 Pearl Meister Greengard Award: Honoring Joan A. Steitz, PhD, for her Pioneering Work in RNA Biology

Jeanne Garbarino | Posted 01.19.2013 | Science
Jeanne Garbarino

Dr. Steitz will be honored as the 2012 Pearl Meister Greengard Award recipient on the evening of November 29th at The Rockefeller University's iconic Caspary Auditorium.

Uracil: NASA Reproduces A Building Block Of Life In Laboratory

sciencedaily.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

NASA scientists studying the origin of life have reproduced uracil, a key component of our hereditary material, in the laboratory. They discovered tha...