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NASA announced that U.S. and U.K. astronomers working with the Hubble Space Telescope have discovered the first organic molecule (specifically, methane) in the atmosphere of an extrasolar planet.             
Published in Space
New research from the University of Sydney’s School of Biological Sciences has uncovered that “animals that eat less [protein] live longer”, but end up having fewer children. So, do you want a long life, or more children... and just how relevant are fruit fly studies to human beings, anyway?

Published in Health
Scientists at the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI) have created the first synthetic genome by working with Mycoplasma genitalium, the smallest organism known to live on its own, with only 485 genes.           
Published in Biology



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