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Philadelphia's two daily newspapers have long been accused of liberal bias, but critics say a group of potential buyers led by former Gov. Ed Rendell would turn the papers into mere mouthpieces of the Democratic Party in a 2012 swing state.
The discovery of a strange bacteria that can use arsenic as one of its nutrients widens the scope for finding new forms of life on Earth and possibly beyond. While researchers discovered the unusual bacteria here on Earth, they say it shows that life has possibilities beyond the major elements that have been considered essential.
It's always cheaper to fly one way, even to Mars. Two scientists are suggesting that colonization of the Red Planet could happen faster and more economically if astronauts behave like the first settlers to come to North America - not expecting to go home.
It's always cheaper to fly one way, even to Mars. Two scientists are suggesting that colonization of the red planet could happen faster and more economically if astronauts behaved like the first settlers to come to North America _ not expecting to go home.
"The prospect of Rendell's group owning the newspapers is like the foxes watching the henhouse and all of the sacred cows," said Paul Davies, former deputy editorial page editor at the Inquirer. "Essentially, the Inquirer will cease to exist as a legitimate newspaper. It will become the insiders' house organ."
Mr. Schulze-Makuch and Paul Davies, a physicist at Arizona State University, said humans must begin colonizing another planet as a hedge against a catastrophe on Earth.