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Unique microbe could thrive on Mars, help future manned missions

Unique microbe could thrive on Mars, help future manned missions

Science
June 18 (UPI) -- New research suggests certain cyanobacteria could thrive on Mars. The microbes could even be used to provide future space colonies with oxygen. "This might sound like science fiction, but space agencies and private companies around the world are actively trying to turn this aspiration into reality in the not-too-distant future," Elmars Krausz, chemistry professor at Australian National University, said in a news release. "Photosynthesis could theoretically be harnessed with these types of organisms to create air for humans to breathe on Mars." Cyanobacteria are the only photosynthetic prokaryotes capable of producing oxygen. They're the most abundant ground of bacteria on the planet and have colonized Earth since as early as 2.5 billion years ago. Several cyanobacteria h...
Jaguars' Leonard Fournette sees 'big things' in Derrius Guice's future

Jaguars' Leonard Fournette sees 'big things' in Derrius Guice's future

Sports
One former LSU running back sees big things on the horizon for another as Leonard Fournette talked up former teammate Derrius Guice recently. Washington selected Guice in the third round of the 2018 NFL Draft, and the Jacksonville Jaguars running back thinks the Redskins got a bargain. "He's going to have a great year," the 23-year-old Fournette told the New Orleans Times-Picayune on Friday. "He always had the talent when I was there at LSU. He's a hard worker. He's a great kid. Big things are going to come for Derrius this year." Fournette, who was the fourth overall pick of the Jaguars in the 2017 NFL Draft, also provided some words of wisdom for Guice as he enters his rookie season. "I know that rookie year," Fournette said. "It's a long season from the draft then to minicamp and ...
Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson commits future to Red Devils after Shrewsbury loan

Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson commits future to Red Devils after Shrewsbury loan

Sports
NEW DEAL The England Under-21 man has signed a new contract at Old Trafford England Under-21 goalkeeper Dean Henderson has signed a new contract at Manchester United, the Premier League club have announced. The 21-year-old, who had an impressive loan spell at Shrewsbury last season, has committed to the Old Trafford outfit until 2020, with the option of a further year. Henderson enjoyed a successful loan spell at Shrewsbury Henderson’s performances for the Shrews, which earned him a place in the PFA League One Team of the Year, attracted interest from elsewhere but he was keen to stay with United. Henderson told MUTV: “I’m really delighted. Coming off the back of last season and playing games at Shrewsbury and ...
West Ham United news: Javier Hernandez sparks doubt over Hammers future and reacts to Manuel Pellegrini appointment

West Ham United news: Javier Hernandez sparks doubt over Hammers future and reacts to Manuel Pellegrini appointment

Sports
Javier Hernandez says suggested he is unsure over the appointment of Manuel Pellegrini at West Ham Saturday, May 26, 2018 West Ham striker Javier Hernandez has sparked doubt over his future at the east London club. The Mexico international has refused to commit his future the Hammers and suggested he was unsure about the appointment of new manager Manuel Pellegrini. Hernandez signed a three-year Hammers contract last summer, as he completed a £16million move from Bundesliga outfit Bayer Leverkusen. But the 29-year-old striker lost his first team place towards the end of the season when he was sparingly used by former boss David Moyes, and it has been widely reported that he could leave the Premier League club this summer. West Ham ...
Thibaut Courtois hesitant to commit future to Chelsea, wants board to spend big

Thibaut Courtois hesitant to commit future to Chelsea, wants board to spend big

Sports
Could Courtois be off to Madrid? Sunday, May 20, 2018 Thibaut Courtois may not know where his or manager Antonio Conte's future lies, but the goalkeeper is sure that Chelsea need to spend big to compete in the Premier League next season. Eden Hazard's first-half penalty saw the west Londoners beat Manchester United 1-0 to lift the FA Cup on Saturday evening at Wembley. It was the best moment in a frustrating season as Chelsea failed to build on last season's league triumph, with a tepid title defence underpinned by background tension that leaves many speculating Conte will soon leave. Courtois is not sure where the Italian's future lies - "Whatever he or the club decides, they will know what they do," the goalkeeper said - nor does he kn...