Saturday, March 24, 2012

Earth’s early atmosphere swings and 570 million-year-old fossil

Welcome! "Alien Life" tracks the latest discoveries and thoughts in the various elements of the famous Drake Equation. Here's today's news:
g Abodes - A new study of ancient South African rocks indicates Earth may have experienced huge swings in the composition of its early atmosphere. See article.
g Life - Microscopic 570-million-year-old fossils from China may represent the earliest evidence for animal life on Earth, suggests a new study in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B. See article.
g Imagining - Americans love science in their movies and TV shows, yet recent reports indicate we are losing our scientific dominance to the rest of the world. Can science-themed entertainment get Americans off the couch and into the lab? See article.

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