Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Bacteria as social creatures

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 - New research has revealed that bacteria can have social structures similar to plants and animals. The study provides new insight into mechanisms that could affect the evolution of life on Earth. See article.
g Intelligence - A new study in Biological Psychiatry confirms that scientists may have found a better treatement for bipolar depression in a drug called ketamine. See article.
g Cosmicus - A new book details the protective clothing worn by humans at the edge of space. Pressure suits and spacesuits have allowed us to explore the edge of Earth's atmosphere and beyond, and will continue to play a major role on future missions. See article.

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