Why spread your seed across the Earth when you can spread it across space?
This is likely not our first brush with alien life.
The amazing discovery suggests that alien life might actually be common.
It’s as old as we can possibly find.
Not your everyday find.
Both Enceladus and Europa seem capable of supporting alien life, according to a major NASA announcement.
Nothing like a good ol’ meteorite impact to kickstart life.
Life can be surprisingly hardy.
Evolution doesn’t always procrastinate. But when it does, it’s for 2 billion years.
There’s no proof. But the conditions were right for it to happen.
Silly bacteria, carbon-based life is best life!
Findings alien life on barren planet like Mars seems unlikely, but the discovery of the century might that of past life.
Scientists track how a critical chemical element for life got to our planet.
New research suggests the “primordial soup” theory can’t explain how living cells evolved to harness energy.
We use so much of everything so fast that it’s literally killing the planet.
A new discovery may place the first appearance of complex life on Earth a full billion years earlier than previously thought. The scientific community is divided on the value of the find, some hailing it as rock-solid evidence while others dismiss it as inconclusive.
The richest American men may live up to 15 years longer than the poorest ones, and the richest women 10 years more than their poorest counterparts, a new study found.
Morgan Beeby and his colleagues at the Imperial College London used electron microscopy to image these biological motors in high resolution and three dimensions for the first time.
Some researchers have made an interesting connection: if you measure the complexity of life or how big the genome is you find it increases at a rate that seems exponential. It’s very similar to Moore’s law, which suggests the number of transistors over the same surface area on a chip doubles almost every two years. You can extrapolate both forward and background. Eventually, if you extrapolate down enough you’ll find the point of origin. In other words, it’s possible to estimate when life first appeared based on life’s complexity graph.
Sampling impact glass from the ancient craters that litter the surface for Mars might prove key to settling a long debate: did Mars ever harbor life? Researchers at NASA believe this is a great lead after the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) currently hovering above the red planet found deposits of glass. These were formed by impacts with large asteroids, whose blast trapped and preserved any matter it came across: dust, soil or any plants or bacteria (if there ever were such things). Cracking open these glass time capsules and peering inside could, thus, be one of the best places to look for.