Sunday, January 15, 2012

Ring system discovered and new culprit in Earth's greatest mass extinction event

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 team of astrophysicists from the University of Rochester and Europe has discovered a ring system in the constellation Centaurus that invites comparisons to Saturn. See article.
g Abodes - Scientists have discovered a new culprit that was likely involved in Earth's greatest mass extinction event some 250 million years ago. New research shows that mercury from volcanic eruptions may have been involved in rapid climate change and species loss on our planet. See article.
g Intelligence - Drinking alcohol leads to the release of endorphins in areas of the brain that produce feelings of pleasure and reward, according to a study led by researchers at the Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center at the University of California, San Francisco. See article.

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