A new study from NASA and the SETI Institute comes up with an exciting number of potentially life-supporting planets.
A new paper reveals that the Voyager 1 spacecraft detected a constant hum coming from outside our Solar System.
Researchers have discovered 830-million-year-old microbes living inside a salt rock on Earth. Could the same occur on Mars?
Photosynthesis is powerful but very inefficient. Humans can improve on this biochemical process to help the planet.
Multiple lines of evidence — physical, chemical, and biological — must converge for scientists to conclude that alien life has been found.
Life’s stages are changing – we need new terms and new ideas to describe how adults develop and grow
Ages 30 to 45 are now “the rush hour of life.”
An optical telescope with a massive 20-foot (6-meter) mirror has an eye-popping price tag of $11 billion.
One million year old mammoth DNA more than doubles the previous record and suggests that even older genomes could be found.
Fossils of ancient creatures doing anything are rare. This one is absolutely unique.
Europa may be difficult to access. But if a recent study is correct, its subsurface ocean would be more accessible than previously thought.
People around the world, mostly Generation Z, are obsessed with the look and feel of gothic, elitist universities. Why?
In scientific theories, the Multiverse appears as a bug rather than as a feature. We should squash it.
Are you a striver or a pioneer?
SETI is no longer just a guessing game.
There is nothing more important to science than its ability to prove ideas wrong.
There's no such thing as a miracle drug.
The spooky world of quantum mechanics might reach out and touch you — by mutating your DNA. Welcome to the weird world of quantum biology.
The Copernican principle states that Earth is an ordinary planet, but that does not mean that life is ordinary in the universe.
Edible electronics, devices that can be broken down and digested, could perform many useful functions inside the body.
A two-dimensional material made entirely of carbon called graphene won the Nobel Prize in 2010. Graphyne might be even better.