Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Evolution of immune systems and 10-year-old discovers supernova

Welcome! "Alien Life" tracks the latest discoveries and thoughts in the various elements of the famous Drake Equation. Here's today's news:
g Life - Studying how bacteria incorporate foreign DNA from invading viruses into their own regulatory processes is uncovering the secrets of one of nature's most primitive immune systems. See article.
g Intelligence - Scientists are developing technology that could ultimately sequence a person's genome in mere minutes, at a fraction of the cost of current commercial techniques. See article.
g Message - A number of searches for extraterrestrial intelligence actually have occurred, are ongoing and are planned. Here’s one of the more famous ones: Project BETA, at Harvard University. See article.
g Learning - It may have only appeared as a tiny, glowing spot hovering over a distant galaxy, but the sight made a precocious 10-year-old amateur astronomer the youngest person ever to have detected a stellar explosion called a supernova. See article.

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