A small step toward discovering habitable Earths / March 5, 2014 / University of Arizona / Science Daily — for the first time, astronomers have used the same imaging technology found in a digital camera to take a picture of a planet far from our solar system with an Earth-based telescope
30,000 year-old giant virus found in Siberia / March 4, 2014 / Le Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS) / Science Daily — A new type of giant virus called "Pithovirus" has been discovered in the frozen ground of extreme north-eastern Siberia. Buried underground, this giant virus, which is harmless to humans and animals, has survived being frozen for more than 30,000 years.
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