Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Evidence of RNA’s ability to assemble into genes?

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 - Scientists have reported that a pair of RNA-like molecules can spontaneously assemble into gene-length chains. A similar process may have led to the evolution of RNA and life itself billions of years ago. See article.
g Message - The set of assumptions that generates progressive research programs associated with the search for extra-terrestrial life –especially intelligent life – constitute a myth-like picture of reality. See article.
g Cosmicus - Scientists have proposed a system that could eliminate the threat of asteroids that are roughly half the size of a football field. The process would take only an hour. The system also could destroy asteroids 10 times larger in about a year. See article.

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