jul 132012
 
The Worm That Feels At Home in Space

  Astronauts return to Earth weakened and unsteady after weightlessness and radiation in space take their toll on the human body. New research now shows that the humble nematode worm adapts much better to spaceflight. Caenorhabditis elegans is a transparent nematode worm about 1 mm in length. It lives in temperate soil but research shows [continue reading]

jun 242012
 
Panspermia  More Credible

  You can freeze it, thaw it, vacuum dry it and expose it to radiation but still life survives. ESA’s research on the International Space Station is giving credibility to theories that life came from outer space – as well as helping to create better suncreams. An example of a lichen that was exposed to [continue reading]