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Stubbornly Persistent

By | February 1, 2015

Microorganisms continually challenge our assumptions of what life can achieve.

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Marks of Martians?

By | December 18, 2014

NASA’s Curiosity rover finds chemical signatures that point to the possibility of life on Mars.


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The Scientist on The Pulse #1

By | December 13, 2013

Kerry Grens updates the latest science news for December 13, 2013


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Hospitable Lake Found on Mars

By | December 10, 2013

The possibility of Martian life gets a boost from evidence of an ancient freshwater lake.


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Capsule Reviews: Summer Fiction

By | August 1, 2013

Crescent, An Empty Land of Plenty, Prophet of Bones, and Equilateral

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Speaking of Science

By | July 1, 2013

July 2013's selection of notable quotes


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Radiation Risk for Mars Astronauts

By | June 3, 2013

An instrument aboard the spaceship that carried Curiosity to Mars has found that deep space travelers would face worrying levels of radiation.


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Curiosity Finds Clay on Mars

By | March 14, 2013

NASA’s rover has identified clay in its first drilled sample, signaling that the planet once had a wet and hospitable environment.


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Signs of Life on Mars?

By | December 4, 2012

Tests run on Martian soil samples indicate the presence of organic compounds, but the traces of carbon may or may not have come from once-living things.


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The Martian Tempest

By | November 26, 2012

NASA scientists are closely watching a dust storm on Mars that threatens to go global and interfere with rovers on the planet’s surface.


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