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Encountering Aliens: New UA Astrobiology Book Asks the Big Questions

UA News Science & Technology - Sun, 2014-01-05 15:36
Are we alone in the universe? This is the central question posed by a new book edited by UA scientists. "Encountering Life in the Universe: Ethical Foundations and Social Implications of Astrobiology" is a compilation of works by authors ranging from philosophers and theologians to astronomers and astrobiologists. The book explores the ethical and societal implications of finding life elsewhere in the universe.
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UA Researchers Investigating How Oceans Function Without Oxygen

UA News Science & Technology - Fri, 2014-01-03 00:00
UA undergraduate researcher Sarah Schwenck and postdoctoral associate Jennifer Brum are investigating phages, viruses that infect bacteria, to understand how portions of the world's oceans function without oxygen. Having taken measurements while on a research cruise to Mexico, they will sequence the DNA of the viruses and analyze how much of a role differences in viruses plays at different spots in the ocean.
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