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New Study Outlines 'Water World' Theory Of Life's Origins
2014-04-16 11:27:36

Whitney Clavin, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory Life took root more than four billion years ago on our nascent Earth, a wetter and harsher place than now, bathed in sizzling ultraviolet rays. What started out as simple cells ultimately transformed into slime molds, frogs, elephants, humans and the rest of our planet's living kingdoms. How did it all begin? A new study from researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., and the Icy Worlds team at NASA's...

Britain's Atlantis: Archaeologists Reveal Remains Of Medieval Dunwich
2013-05-09 14:31:48

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online One researcher from University of Southampton has carried out the most detailed analysis ever of the remains of an ancient medieval city dubbed "Britain's Atlantis." Professor David Sear of Southampton's Geography and Environment has created the most accurate map to date of the lost medieval town of Dunwich. His map includes the town's streets, boundaries, major buildings, and even ruins on the seabed. Sear worked with...

2010-07-21 14:47:10

Method included first use of Nereus hybrid vehicle in 'autonomous' mode The first expedition to search for deep-sea hydrothermal vents along the Mid-Cayman Rise has turned up three distinct types of hydrothermal venting, reports an interdisciplinary team led by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) in this week's Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The work was conducted as part of a NASA-funded effort to search extreme environments for geologic, biologic, and chemical...

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2010-07-21 10:25:12

An expedition partially funded by NASA, part of a program to search extreme environments for geological, biological and chemical clues to the origins and evolution of life, has discovered the deepest known hydrothermal vent in the world, nearly 5,000 meters (16,400 feet) below the surface of the western Caribbean Sea. The research will help extend our understanding of the limits to which life can exist on Earth and help prepare for future efforts to search for life on other planets. An...

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2010-01-12 08:16:26

On the marine microbial stage, there appears to be a vast, varied group of understudies only too ready to step in when "star" microbes falter. At least that's what happens at the Lost City hydrothermal vent field, according to work led by the University of Washington and published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The Lost City hydrothermal vent field in the mid-Atlantic Ocean is the only one of its kind found thus far. It offers scientists access to...

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2008-09-22 20:35:00

For centuries people have wondered what happened to Britain's own underwater "ËœAtlantis'. Now the truth about the fate of the lost medieval city of Dunwich is being revealed by scientists from the University of Southampton. Using newly-created maps, a team led by Professor David Sear of the University's School of Geography, has located the remains of one and most probably two of the city's churches lost to the sea off the Suffolk coast over 400 years ago. Results from a detailed...

2008-02-25 16:11:08

Each Monday, this column turns a page in history to explore the discoveries, events and people that continue to affect the history being made today. The world map might look differently had the Greek volcano Thera not erupted 3,500 years ago in what geologists believe was the single-most powerful explosive event ever witnessed. Thera didn't just blow a massive hole into the island of Santorini - it set the entire ancient Mediterranean onto a different course, like a train...

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2008-01-31 14:30:00

Hydrocarbons "“ molecules critical to life "“ are being generated by the simple interaction of seawater with the rocks under the Lost City hydrothermal vent field in the mid-Atlantic Ocean. Being able to produce building blocks of life makes Lost City-like vents even stronger contenders as places where life might have originated on Earth, according to Giora Proskurowski and Deborah Kelley, two authors of a paper in the Feb. 1 Science. Researchers have ruled out carbon from the...

2006-06-30 00:42:25

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Lionsgate's "The Lost City," New Line Cinema's "Take the Lead" and Miramax's "The Adventures of Sharkboy & Lavagirl in 3-D" are the three finalists in the best picture category for the 21st annual Imagen Awards, which recognize positive portrayals of Latinos in entertainment. Among other nominees announced Thursday, Andy Garcia earned noms in the best director and film actor for his work on "Lost City." Robert Rodriguez picked up two bids in the...

2006-05-09 17:36:16

By Bob Tourtellotte LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - More than a labor of love, new movie "The Lost City" was a labor of life for Cuban-born actor Andy Garcia. Garcia, 50, directed, produced, scored and starred in the film about pre-communist Cuba that begins playing in theaters around the United States on Friday after a limited run in Los Angeles, New York and Miami. The actor, whose movies include "Ocean's Eleven" and "Ocean's Twelve," labored 18 years to raise money and make "Lost City,"...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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