Fossil fats reveal the ‘oldest macroscopic animal’ that lived 558 million years ago

Hey, grandpa!

It Is Possible Jupiter Could Support Life, Scientists Say

The chances of it happening are pretty slim though.

Ancient volcanism shows our emissions can trigger a mass marine extinction

Ancient volcanism offers a glimpse into the future effects of climate change.

The Earth had continental crust much earlier than thought — potentially life, too

The Earth’s ‘young’ phase might have been much shorter than we assume.

What if we’re not the first advanced civilization on Earth — How would we know?

This is not about conspiracy theories, but a legitimate scientific concern.

Mass extinctions don’t come out of the blue — and we’re seeing some of the signs today

An incoming mass extinction isn’t as hard to spot as we’d believed.

Silicon-based life on Earth? Only artificially, so far — but maybe natural on other planets

A team of researchers forced bacteria to create carbon-silicon bonds, and their experiment showcases why life on our planet chose carbon.

Meteorites carrying both water and organic compounds point to an ocean world “seeding life” in the universe

Why spread your seed across the Earth when you can spread it across space?

What Curiosity found on Mars are probably just crystals — not fossils

This is likely not our first brush with alien life.

The earliest life forms could be these 3.5-billion-year-old microbes

The amazing discovery suggests that alien life might actually be common.

New evidence indicates that life on Earth emerged almost 4 billion years ago

It’s as old as we can possibly find.

New fossil proves there was life on Earth hundreds of millions of years earlier than we’ve though

Not your everyday find.

All the ingredients for alien life: NASA finds hydrogen spewing out of Saturn’s icy moon, likely propelled from hydro-thermal vents

Both Enceladus and Europa seem capable of supporting alien life, according to a major NASA announcement.

If there’s any life in the Trappist-1 system it’s likely been planet-hopping, scientists say

Nothing like a good ol’ meteorite impact to kickstart life.

Earth-born methanogen bacteria species could survive in Mars’ crust, new study shows

Life can be surprisingly hardy.

Early life kept oxygen in check and stalled evolution for billions of years, model suggests

Evolution doesn’t always procrastinate. But when it does, it’s for 2 billion years.

A whole new branch of life could have evolved and died off on Earth 2,4 billion years ago

There’s no proof. But the conditions were right for it to happen.

Scientists coax bacteria towards silicon-based life

Silly bacteria, carbon-based life is best life!

Martian minerals might bear signatures of ancient life

Findings alien life on barren planet like Mars seems unlikely, but the discovery of the century might that of past life.

Meteorites crashing into early Earth might have supplied all the precious biocompatible phosphorus

Scientists track how a critical chemical element for life got to our planet.