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'Seeds Of Life' Collected During Perseid Meteor Shower

By | Tue, 09/10/2013 - 21:59

Algae collected by a weather balloon during the Perseid meteor shower suggest that we're not alone in the universe, astrobiologist says.

Earth Day

Billion-Year-Old Water May Help Scientists Understand How To Survive On Mars

By | Thu, 05/16/2013 - 13:15

Water trapped underground for more than a billion years could yield undiscovered life forms.

Frozen Food

E. Coli Outbreak: Can Microwaving Frozen Food Really Kill Toxic Bacteria?

By | Fri, 04/05/2013 - 16:33

An E. coli outbreak caused by Farm Rich frozen foods has led to a massive recall of 10 million pounds of snacks like mini quesadillas and pizzas. How can you avoid contamination when microwaving frozen food?

permian extinction

Single Microbe May Have Triggered World's Largest Mass Extinction

By | Mon, 12/17/2012 - 14:47

About 251 million years ago, 90 percent of the Earth’s species became extinct.