Unique Carbon-Based Molecule Found in Deep Space May Indicate Origins of Life

October 03, 2014 04:08 PM
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We talk with Dr. Rob Garrod from Cornell University. Dr. Garrod along with colleagues here in the U.S. and in Germany have discovered an unusual carbon-based molecule some 27,000 light years away. The researchers said that their discovery suggests that complex molecules, which are needed for life, may have originated way out in interstellar space. Also... News that the first case of Ebola has been diagnosed in the United States has raised fears about the spread of the deadly virus. We'll tell you what U.S. health officials are doing to allay those fears. Science World's Doug Bernard checks in with a story about NASA'S discovery of the strongest, hottest, and longest-lasting sequence of solar flares that has ever been seen. Elizabeth Lee, reporting from Los Angeles, tells us that the Aquarium of the Pacific has unveiled a tool to educate the public about extreme weather. U.S. public health officials say at least four people have died after contracting enterovirus D68, a severe respiratory virus that has spread across the nation. We'll have these stories and more for you on today's edition of VOA's science, health and technology magazine, "Science World."