January 11, 2013

Earth's Oldest Rock Has a Mighty Story to Tell

Robert Krulwich, NPR

AP Photo

It's hard to imagine how this teeny little rock — it's not even a whole rock, it's just a grain, a miniscule droplet of mineral barely the thickness of a human hair — could rewrite the history of our planet. But that's what seems to be happening.

Read Full Article ››

TAGGED: life, Earth, titanium, zircons


January 3, 2013
What if the 'Red Planet' Was Alive?
Rebecca Rosen, The Atlantic
What if instead of dust and rocks, our planetary neighbor Mars were a bit more lush? What if it had oceans, an Earth-like atmosphere, and green life coating its land? These are the questions Kevin Gill, a software engineer... more ››