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The most likely cradles for life inside our solar system

Scientists still believe it possible that extraterrestrial life could flourish in our own neighbourhood

This week, Nasa’s veteran Curiosity rover discovered complex organic matter that had been buried and preserved for more than 3bn years in sediments forming a lake bed. This means that if microbial life did land on Mars, it would be nourished.

The epic hunt for the place on Earth where life started
Darwin's warm little pond, the deep ocean and icy shores – all have been suggested as the birthplace of life. Now one location could have it all www.newscientist.com/articl...-
Investigators say DNA database can be goldmine for old cases
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A microscopic thread of DNA evidence in a public genealogy database led California authorities to declare this spring they had caught the Golden State Killer, the rapist and murderer who had eluded authorities for decades. phys.org/news/2018-06-dna-d...
Bacteria may survive temperatures hot enough to melt lead
Few living things can cope with temperatures above 100°C, but a controversial study suggests some bacterial spores can withstand 420°C heat for over 30 minutes www.newscientist.com/articl...-
A New Brain Experiment Just Got Closer to The Origins of Consciousness
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Antimatter neutrinos caught shape-shifting between flavours
We’ve seen antineutrinos morphing from one ‘flavour’ to another, and it could help us figure out why the universe is full of normal matter and not antimatter www.newscientist.com/articl...-
Gene therapy restores hand function after spinal cord injury in rats
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Researchers have shown that rats with spinal cord injuries can re-learn skilled hand movements after being treated with a gene therapy that could be switched on and off using a common antibiotic. www.sciencedaily.com/releas...
Novel microplate 3D bioprinting platform for muscle & tendon tissue engineering
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New research describes the development of a novel screening platform with automated production of 3D muscle- and tendon-like tissues using 3D bioprinting. www.sciencedaily.com/releas...
U.S. Suicides Rates Are Rising Faster Among Women Than Men
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You can help prevent suicide, researchers say, by knowing the signs and reaching out. More boys and men in the U.S. take their own lives than women and girls, but that difference has narrowed.

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Evidence for a new property of quantum matter revealed
A theorized but never-before detected property of quantum matter has now been spotted in the lab. www.sciencedaily.com/releas...