Scientists assessing data from Nasa’s Curiosity Mars rover have found levels of life ingredient molecules in Martian rocks comparable to the amount found in rocks in very harsh “low-life places” on Earth. The research, published in the journal PNAS on Tuesday, measured total organic carbon – a key component in the molecules of life – in Martian rocks for the first time. Organic carbon is carbon bound to a hydrogen atom, and forms the basis for organic molecules that are created and used by all known forms of life. Total organic carbon is a measurement that indicates how much material is available for the chemistry that sustains life-precursour reactions, and potentially life itself, scientists including Jennifer Stern from Nasa ’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland, explained. While organic carbon has been found on Mars before, researchers say prior measurements only produced information on particular compounds, or represented measurements capturing just a … [Read more...] about Nasa Curiosity rover data suggests Mars may have been home to alien life
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July 4th marks 10 years since scientists at CERN, the world’s largest research centre based near Geneva, announced the existence of the Higgs Boson. A team of 6000 researchers working with the world's first atom splitter, the Large Hardron Collider. The discovery of the long-sought for particle behind the origin of mass saw François Englert and Peter Higgs awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics. 45 years later after they proposed the theory, they cracked the practical side too. For this iconic anniversary, CERN has announced it will restart its Large Hadron Collider, the machine which studies the origins of matter, and the universe. Halting its research for three years, CERN took the time to upgrade itself. On July 5th, For the third time in its history, the Large Hadron Collider, will restart to an unprecedented level of collision energy (13.6 trillion electronvolts). Delphine Jacquet, an engineer in charge of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), explains the … [Read more...] about Higgs Boson researchers mark 10 year anniversary with return to particle studies
The Umbrella Academy season 3 trailer Don't miss the best new TV releases for 2022 and behind the scenes news SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info The Umbrella Academy is back on Netflix and the TV series has made its way into the streaming platform's top 10 after the release of season three. The latest instalment saw the Hargreeves siblings face 'versions' of themselves from another dimension. One mysterious character is the glowing cube, who the Sparrows call Christopher. Related articles Emmerdale theory: Faith Dingle unveils tragic family secret Former mobster stuns Vine panel with bombshell JFK assassination claim What is Christopher in The Umbrella Academy? Christopher Hargreeves is the … [Read more...] about What is Christopher in The Umbrella Academy?
A decade ago, Samantha (who requested a pseudonym to protect her privacy), 45, experienced a tragedy. Her husband was involved in a serious car crash that resulted in him becoming paralyzed from the neck down and permanently disabled. “Any other woman in my position could have left him when they knew they would never have a sex life again. But I stayed by his side because I love him,” she said. It wasn’t easy. “I mourned the loss of our sex life — not just the sex, but the intimacy that came with it,” she said. “There were times when I sat and cried my heart out.” Her husband was upset to see his wife struggling, so he suggested she find a friend with benefits. She contemplated the idea, but eventually decided not to do it. “I was worried that if I got a fuck buddy, feelings could become involved,” she said. “And if that happened, our relationship wouldn't survive.” Her marriage suffered regardless. The couple, who live in Australia, began sleeping in separate beds … [Read more...] about “My Lover And Companion”: Women Explain Why They Buy Male Sex Dolls
The internet has a new main character this week, Griffin Green, a New York transplant fresh from the Midwest, who managed to tick off city natives when he shared his disdain for bodega culture in a TikTok that went viral and ultimately led to him being fired from his new job. New York City is known for its bodegas—convenience stores on pretty much every street corner that sell staples and necessities, but newcomer Green was confused to find a lack of larger grocery stores and supermarkets in the Bronx where he was staying. "OK, so I just moved to New York and I'm going to go grocery shopping, and so I type in like, 'grocery stores', on my Apple Maps, and like, every f***ing one I go to—like, I'm walking to—they're like this s***," he said in the TikTok, pointing to a bodega. The original TikTok and Green's account is on private but clips of the original video are circulating on Twitter . "Or like, f***ing, like this," he added, turning to show another bodega. "Like bro, … [Read more...] about Man fired from job after TikTok slammed as ‘racist’ goes viral
MARK Wright and Michelle Keegan's jaw-dropping dream home has a marble bar, a DJ area and even a gym. But now the unbelievable pad - designed from scratch by the high-rolling pair - is about to get its most luxurious feature. Today Mark and Michelle shared a picture of their spa swimming pool taking shape at the rear of the property. Pictures posted on their WrightyHome account showed a vast rectangular hole in the ground ready to be tiled with a mosiac - and filled with water. They captioned the snap: "We are ready" tagging in the Mosiac Spa Company who will be doing the work. It comes days after former Coronation Street star Michelle and ex-Towie man Mark revealed their incredible home gym. More on Mark and Michelle work it! Inside Mark Wright and Michelle Keegan's brand new home gym at £1.3m Essex mansion WRIGHT CHOICE Mark Wright & Michelle Keegan reveal stylish interior of their £1.3m mansion … [Read more...] about Mark Wright reveals mega-mansion with Michelle Keegan is almost complete as epic spa pool is put in garden
This past April in Quetta, the bleached-gray, drought-stricken capital of the Pakistani border province of Baluchistan, I awoke to explosions and gunfire. In search of the violence, my translator, Jamil, and I jumped into a four-wheel-drive Toyota and raced through the section of town inhabited by Pashtoon tribesmen. Suddenly we were surrounded by Pakistani soldiers, who forced us out of the car and pointed assault rifles in our faces. While they searched us, I saw two other soldiers with automatic weapons run along a high wall a few feet from where we stood. Shots rang out from inside the adjacent compound. By 11:00 a.m. five people had been killed and twenty wounded, and a large cache of weapons had been confiscated in a raid on the Pashtoonkhwa Milli Awami (Pashtoon National People's Party), a group supporting an independent "Pashtoonistan" created out of Pakistani territory. The party stood accused of murders and kidnapping. Security forces claimed victory, but reports later … [Read more...] about The Lawless Frontier