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2011-03-07 06:30:00

A new report suggests that life forms in the universe are widespread and that microscopic life on Earth may have come from extra-solar sources, perhaps hitching a ride on space rocks like comets, moons and other astral bodies. The controversial study was published online late Friday in The Journal of Cosmology.  Scientific comments will be published starting on Monday, Reuters is reporting. This is not, however, the first time that Richard Hoover has presented such research. In August...

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2008-02-08 08:35:00

A team of scientists has just left the country to explore a very strange lake in Antarctica; it is filled with, essentially, extra-strength laundry detergent. No, the researchers haven't spilled coffee on their lab coats. They are hunting for extremophiles -- tough little creatures that thrive in conditions too extreme for most other living things. Antarctica's Lake Untersee, fed by glaciers, always covered with ice, and very alkaline, is one of the most unusual lakes on Earth. The upper 70...

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2005-02-26 08:44:52

NASA -- Hundreds of feet under the Alaska tundra, NASA astrobiologist Dr. Richard Hoover ignores the eerie silence of the icy tunnel around him, even ignores the bones of woolly mammoths and steppe bison jutting here and there from the jagged walls, frozen where they died tens of thousands of years ago"¦ about the time Homo sapiens began to assert dominance over the prehistoric planet. Forget the fossils. Instead, Hoover is poring over pale blue and white patches covering an ice wedge...


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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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