Thursday, March 29, 2012

First global geologic map of Io and why we walk upright

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 - Astronomers have put forward a new theory about why black holes become so hugely massive - claiming some of them have no table manners, and tip their food directly into their mouths, eating more than one course simultaneously. See article.
g Abodes - A team of scientists has developed the first complete global geologic map of Jupiter's moon Io. See article.
g Intelligence - Most of us walk and carry items in our hands every day. These are seemingly simple activities that the majority of us don't question. But an international team of researchers, including Brian Richmond at the George Washington University, have discovered that human bipedalism, or walking upright, may have originated millions of years ago as an adaptation to carrying scarce, high-quality resources. See article.

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