As part of our commitment to science in society, members of the Imperial College Organic Geochemistry laboratories communicate their findings to the media. Some examples are provided below.
Life Detection on Space Missions – Mars methane studies support search for life
BBC News: Mars methane 'not from meteors'
Scientific American: Evidence builds for life on Mars
Daily Telegraph: Mars study boosts hopes of finding life
Mother Nature Network: Methane on Mars may point to alien life-forms
Science Daily: Life on Mars Theory Boosted by New Methane Study
World Science: Life on the Red Planet? Methane results boost hopes
Softpedia: 'Follow the Methane' and Find Martian Life
Science blog: Life on Mars theory boosted by new methane study
Planetary Atmospheres – Meteorites may have made the Earth habitable
BBC News: Space rocks turned tide for Earth
The Wall Street Journal: Creative destruction on a cosmic scale
Daily Telegraph: Meteorite bombardment may have made Earth more habitable, said study
CBC (Canadian Radio) Quirks & Quarks: Raining Meteorites
Discover Magazine (Top 100 stories of 2009): Did an Early Pummeling of Asteroids Lead to Life on Earth?
Skymania: Meteorite storms brought Earth alive
Petroleum Studies – Mars mission work could help Earth's energy supply
The Sun: Get your car going 'on sand'
The Engineer: Mars Extracts
Sciencedaily: Mars Mission Could Ease Earth's Energy Supply Crisis
Mass Extinctions – Fungi proliferated during greatest ever Mass Extinction
Daily Telegraph: Siberian volcano 'wiped out world's forests' 250m years ago
The Financial Times: Fungi loved demise of life
National Geographic: Volcanoes Wiped Out All Forests 250 Million Years Ago
Discovery Channel: Fungus Feasted Off World's Worst Extinction
Science Now: The Fungus That Ate the World
Astrobiology – Genetic building blocks in meteorites
BBC4: The Cell
Channel 4 News: Origin of Life
The Independent: Did life begin with a meteorite?
National Geographic: Meteorites Brought DNA "Ancestors" to Earth, Study Says
Bairro Alto RTP2 (Portuguese TV): Meteorites and Life's origin
Mexican TV: Extraterrestrial DNA
Discover Magazine (Top 100 stories of 2008): Meteorite Brought Genetic Building Blocks From Space
Scientific American: Were Meteorites the Origin of Life on Earth?
NYV News (Russian TV): Genetic material in alien rocks
Astrobiology – Abundant amino acids in meteorites
The Telegraph: Alien life signs
The Inquirer: Earth's an egg that was fertilized from outer space
Channel4: Amino acids found in meteorites
Life Detection on Space Missions – Desert varnish may hold life clues on Mars
The Mirror: Varnish is the key to Life on Mars
New Scientist: Ancient Life may be set in stone
Space.com: New way to find life on Mars?
Forensic Science – New test for catching drug cheats
Daily Times: Scientists hail new test against sport drug cheats
The Medical News: New detection system to test athletes for performance-enhancing drugs
Mass Extinctions – Catastrophic soil erosion at the end of the Permian
BBC News: Poison gas 'caused' great dying
New Scientist: Mountain clue to Earth's biggest extinction
Chemistry World: Polysaccharides point to identity of Permian killer
ABC: Mass Extinction