How Can We Protect Mars from Earth Germs, While Searching for Life?
The search for life on Mars presents us with many challenges – not the least of which is microbial contamination. How do we ensure that microbes from Earth don't hitchhike all the way to the Red Planet and spread there? As biologist John Rummel recalls, the lesson of the H.G. Wells book "The War of the Worlds," a fictional book about a Martian invasion,is that even microbes can be deadly. "The ...
Photos of the Week: 2/28-3/6
This week we have images of Holi in India, a mine rescue in Ukraine, a public caning in Indonesia, Purim celebrations in London, Hawaii seen from orbit, the killing of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, a robotic traffic cop in Kinshasa, a Benjamin Netanyahu cupcake, and much more.
Top Asian News at 8:30 p.m. GMT
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — The death toll from a weekend ferry disaster in central Bangladesh rose to 70 on Monday, as divers finished their search after the vessel was lifted to the surface and towed to shore. A local government administrator, Rasheda Ferdousi, said the area of the river around the accident site was still being monitored because some passengers were still missing. He did not give ...
Region 2 DVD news
Posted Saturday, January 29th, 2005 Viewed 205 times. inD DVD & Fremantle Home Entertainment has announced the release of Luther on R2 DVD from the 21st of February.
Potential NASA mission may search for alien life: ‘This is our chance’
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — A potential NASA mission to Jupiter’s moon Europa may set out to try and answer the age-old question, “Are we alone in the universe?” According to multiple reports, including ones from Space.com and National Geographic, NASA has been working toward the mission for years, and it may now be closer to reality. The White House […]