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Microbes Capable Of Surviving On Mars Found | Planetsave

“With their rocky terrain, thin atmosphere, and high radiation, the Atacama volcanoes are some of the most similar places on Earth to the Red Planet.” “If we know, on Earth, what the outer limits for life were, and they know what the paleoclimates on Mars were like, we may have a better idea of what could have lived there,”
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BBC News – Esa selects 1bn-euro Juice probe to Jupiter

ESA selects Jupiter mission
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BBC News – Esa selects 1bn-euro Juice probe to Jupiter

ESA selects Jupiter mission
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BBC News – ‘Lifeless’ prion proteins are ‘capable of evolution’

"This means that this pattern of Darwinian evolution appears to be universally active... and it's clear that you do not need nucleic acid (DNA or RNA) for the process of evolution."
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BBC News – ‘Lifeless’ prion proteins are ‘capable of evolution’

"This means that this pattern of Darwinian evolution appears to be universally active... and it's clear that you do not need nucleic acid (DNA or RNA) for the process of evolution."
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Matt Ridley’s The Rational Optimist, Book Review by Bill Gates

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Matt Ridley’s The Rational Optimist, Book Review by Bill Gates

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BBC News – Mammoths’ extinction not due to inbreeding, study finds

The last mammoths died out only 4,000 years ago, having been isloated on a small island. A population of 500 to 1000 individuals remained viable for 6000 years.
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Early evolution of life: Study of ribosome evolution challenges ‘RNA World’ hypothesis

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Mystery human fossils put spotlight on China

"These new fossils might be of a previously unknown species, one that survived until the very end of the Ice Age around 11,000 years ago," says Professor Curnoe. "Alternatively, they might represent a very early and previously unknown migration of modern humans out of Africa, a population who may not have contributed genetically to living people."
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