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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...


Word of the Day
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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