Friday, September 07, 2012

Weird chemistry practiced by microbes

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 - Scientists have discovered "weird chemistry" practiced by the most abundant microbes on the planet, and could be responsible for up to 4 percent of the methane on Earth. See article.
g Intelligence - Almost everyone reports experiencing mind-pops at some time or another, but some experience them more than others according to research conducted by the University of Hertfordshire. In the paper to be published in Psychiatry Research, findings suggest that mind-pop experiences are related to hallucinations in those people suffering from schizophrenia. See article.
g Cosmicus - The Japanese space agency is preparing for a second attempt at collecting material from an asteroid in an attempt to search for clue about how life began on Earth. See article.

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