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What is life?

What is life? How do we define it? If we met new life – on this planet or the next – can we recognise it? Join us for a Mosaic and Science on Google+ Hangout on air as we speak to Dr Matthew Francis about this fascinating topic. 

Matthew is a science writer and physicist. His latest feature on Mosaic opens with an intriguing description of how NASA is studying the depths of Lake Pavillion in Canada, in an attempt to understand more about how life on Earth began, and what extraterrestrial life might be like (read more at


This HOA will be hosted by Dr Buddhini Samarasinghe. You can tune in on Saturday October 24th at 4 PM UK time. The hangout will be available for viewing on our YouTube channel ( after the event.

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