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Scientist Immortalizes Johnny Depp
2013-05-16 13:08:38

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Johnny Depp, actor in the upcoming Lone Ranger film, is being immortalized by one scientist who is a big fan of the Hollywood movie star. David Legg, who carried out his research as part of his PhD in the Department of Earth Science and Engineering at Imperial College London, named a fossil he discovered in honor of Mr. Depp. The 505-million-year-old fossil called Kooteninchela deppi belonged to a distant ancestor of lobsters and...

2011-08-19 12:30:00

LONDON, Aug. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The winner of the IBC2011 International Honour for Excellence is Sir David Attenborough, in recognition of his remarkable career in television and, in particular, natural history. His career spans almost 60 years, with his Atlantic Productions documentary Flying Monsters 3D with Sir David Attenborough one of the most acclaimed programmes commissioned by Sky 3D. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110421/NY87427LOGO) The International Honour...

2011-01-26 11:53:59

Scientists have found more evidence that life on Earth may have been seeded by material from asteroids or comets. Prior research has shown how amino acids could form elsewhere in the cosmos. These molecules can form in two versions, but life on Earth exclusively uses just one of them. New research shows how conditions around a far-flung star could favor the formation of one type over another. Amino acids are corkscrew-shaped molecules that can form twisted to the left or right, and...

2009-07-21 09:10:00

Life on Earth came from other planets. So concludes a major scientific article which will appear in the inaugural issue of the online science journal,  Cosmology. For thousands of years scientists and theologians have debated the origins of Earthly life. Surprisingly, most scientists and the Catholic Church are of the same mind and embrace the theory of "abiogenesis" also known as the "organic soup." In the Judeo-Christian Bible, the story of Genesis, it is stated: "And God said, Let the...

2008-10-01 15:00:27

IN SHORT What: Life In Cold Blood Where: Prime When: 8.35pm, Sunday -------------------- SIR David Attenborough presents the final chapter of his epic overview of life on Earth as he transforms perceptions of cold- blooded animals in Life in Cold Blood. "Reptiles and amphibians are sometimes thought of as slow, dim- witted and primitive," says Sir David. "In fact, they can be lethally fast, spectacularly beautiful, surprisingly affectionate and extremely sophisticated." Sir...

2008-09-12 18:00:14

YOU'LL be wild if you miss this thrilling set of DVDs from the king of documentaries - David Attenborough. Starting tomorrow, we're giving away vouchers for this incredible 14-DVD collection - FREE. The DVDs boast all the best bits from David's decades spent studying life on earth, like his famous encounter with the gorillas in Rwanda. Each DVD comes with a fab poster and a set of stickers, too! Get the voucher for your first DVD tomorrow - it has three episodes from the series...

2008-08-05 00:00:10

Musicians and scientists share their passion for fossils in a new TV series When it comes to firing the British public with enthusiasm for old rocks, few people could be better qualified than Dr Hermione Cockburn. The presenter of Fossil Detectives, a new series created by the Open Unversity and the BBC Natural History unit, Cockburn is an earth scientist and Open University tutor, who left full-time academia five years ago to pursue a career in science television. She's been seen in What...

2005-09-07 07:30:00

Carl Sagan famously said, "We are made of star-stuff." In the last few years, discoveries have revealed how this star-stuff could have played a role in life's origin. While such findings provide hope that life is widespread in the universe, it also creates a challenge for astrobiologists searching for life on other worlds. NASA -- Life on Earth was made possible by the death of stars. Atoms like carbon and oxygen were expelled in the last few dying gasps of stars after their final supplies of...

2004-11-29 08:42:26

Neil deGrasse Tyson, author and host of the NOVA series, "Origins, Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution", gives a galvanizing tour of the cosmos revealing what the universe has been up to while turning part of itself into us. Astrobiology Magazine -- "On this single planet called Earth, there co-exist (among countless other life forms), algae, beetles, sponges, jellyfish, snakes, condors, and giant sequoias. Imagine these seven living organisms lined up next to each other in one-place....

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Drake Equation -- The Drake equation (also known as the Green Bank equation) is a famous result in the speculative fields of xenobiology and the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. This equation was devised by Dr. Frank Drake in the 1960s in an attempt to estimate the number of extraterrestrial civilizations in our galaxy with which we might come in contact. The main purpose of the equation is to allow scientists to quantify the uncertainty of the factors which determine the number...

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