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Ancient Skeletons with Alien-Like Heads Unearthed in Croatia  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 hours
Archaeologists have unearthed three ancient skeletons in Croatia — and two of them had pointy, artificially deformed skulls. more
Atacama Desert microbes may hold clues to life on Mars  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
Microbial life on Mars may potentially be transported across the planet on dust particles carried by wind, according to a study conducted in the Atacama Desert in North... more
The origins and evolution of life: Re-examining the evidence of early life traces  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
Even though Earth has been habitable (has had surface liquid water and some crust) for 4.3 billion years, and the oldest putative... more
Earth is an exoplanet to aliens: This is what they'd see  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
The study of exoplanets has matured considerably in the last 10 years. During this time, the majority of the over 4000 exoplanets currently known were discovered.... more
Europa Clipper passes key review  SPACE NEWS · 9 hours
A NASA mission to a potentially habitable moon of Jupiter has cleared a major review despite uncertainty about when, or how, it will launch. SpaceNews.com more
A battery-free sensor for underwater exploration  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers have developed a battery-free underwater communication system that uses near-zero power to transmit sensor data. The system could be used to monitor sea temperatures to study climate change and track marine life over long periods... more
All instruments onboard Rosalind Franklin rover  ESA · 2 days
The full suite of scientific instruments, including cameras that will give us our eyes on Mars, the drill that will retrieve pristine soil samples... more
'UFOs' Are Flying Out from Supermassive Black Holes and Reshaping Galaxies  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 days
These jets of matter act like snowplows that shove gas around inside galaxies. And for the first time astronomers have spotted it happening. more
Where will evolution take us in the Fourth Industrial Revolution?  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The study of evolution allows us to reconstruct the past and to understand how life evolved from simple to complex organisms. Evolutionary reasoning can help us make sense... more
6 Reasons Astrobiologists Are Holding Out Hope for Life on Mars  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 days
There are some very good reasons to believe that primitive lifeforms may lurk on the Red Planet. more
Eerie 'Fire Cloud' Floats Like Alien Structure Over Washington  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 days
A photographer on a NASA airplane captured a rare and spectacular shot when flying through a fire cloud, a type of thunderhead that forms above a wildfire's smoke plume. more
How Many Earth-like Planets Are Around Sun-like Stars?  ASTRO WATCH · 5 days
A new study provides the most accurate estimate of the frequency that planets that are similar to Earth in size... more
Astronomers Spot Massive Star-Forming Galaxies in Early Universe  SCI-NEWS.COM · 6 days
Using data from multiple space- and ground-based telescopes, an international team of astronomers has discovered 39 massive star-forming galaxies at... more
Conceptual design ready for PLATO telescope simulator  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research designs and builds a space simulator to test and calibrate eight out of twenty-six cameras for ESA's next exoplanet hunter telescope, PLATO. The conceptual design is now complete.... more
How many Earth-like planets are around sun-like stars?  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A new study provides the most accurate estimate of the frequency that planets that are similar to Earth in size and in distance from their host star occur around stars similar to... more
How many Earth-like planets are around sun-like stars?  nanowerk · 1 week
A new study provides the most accurate estimate of the frequency that planets that are similar to Earth in size and in distance from their host star occur around stars similar to... more
How many Earth-like planets are around sun-like stars?  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A new study provides the most accurate estimate of the frequency that planets that are similar to Earth in size and in distance from their host star occur around stars similar to... more
Fluorescent glow may reveal hidden life in the cosmos  nanowerk · 1 week
Harsh ultraviolet radiation flares from red suns, once thought to destroy surface life on planets, might help uncover hidden biospheres. Their radiation could trigger a protective glow from life on... more
James Webb Space Telescope could begin learning about TRAPPIST-1 atmospheres in a year  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Astronomers are using the intriguing TRAPPIST-1 planetary system as a kind of laboratory to model not the planets themselves, but how the... more
Fluorescent glow may reveal hidden life in the cosmos  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Astronomers have uncovered a new way of searching for life in the cosmos. Harsh ultraviolet radiation flares from red suns, once thought to destroy surface life on planets, might help... more
Fluorescent glow may reveal hidden life in the cosmos  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Astronomers have uncovered a new way of searching for life in the cosmos. Harsh ultraviolet radiation flares from red suns, once thought to destroy surface life on planets, might help... more
Mars: Cause of methane spikes still unknown  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
New study rules out wind erosion as the source of methane gas on Mars and moves a step closer to answering the question of whether life exists on other planets. more
Revealing Quasars’ True Colors  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
Astronomers have identified a rare moment in the life of some of the universe's most energetic objects. Quasars were first observed 60 years ago, but their origins still... more
Bernie Sanders Pledges to Release Any Info About Aliens If He's Elected in 2020  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders (D-VT) says he's prepared to disclose government information about UFOs if he wins in 2020. more
Two planets orbiting Teegarden's star described as most earthlike found yet  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A pair of researchers, one with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the other Tel Aviv University, has found evidence that suggests two of Teegarden's star planets... more
How Nature splits water and powers the planet  nanowerk · 2 weeks
An international research team has published new results on how nature performs biological water splitting, a process that underpins all life on the planet. The results can be valuable for the production... more
Astronomers reveal true colors of evolving galactic beasts  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Astronomers have identified a rare moment in the life of some of the universe's most energetic objects. more
Astronomers reveal true colors of evolving galactic beasts  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Astronomers have identified a rare moment in the life of some of the universe's most energetic objects. Quasars were first observed 60 years ago, but their origins still remain a mystery. Now... more
Hordes of Earth's toughest creatures may now be living on Moon  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
There might be life on the Moon after all: thousands of virtually indestructible creatures that can withstand extreme radiation, sizzling heat, the coldest temperatures of the... more
New finds for Mars rover, seven years after landing  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
NASA's Curiosity rover has come a long way since touching down on Mars seven years ago. It has traveled a total of 13 miles (21 kilometers) and ascended 1,207 feet... more
Space travel might fry your brain, causing permanent learning and memory problems  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
During the course of a deep space mission, astronauts are routinely in various degrees of peril. Depending on which Hollywood sci-fi thrillers you choose,... more
Earthlings living on Mars? It's 'a possibility in our lifetime,' scientists discover  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Inspired by science fiction and a strange phenomenon on the Martian surface, researchers have discovered a way that Earth life could survive on the... more
Four new 'hot Jupiters' discovered  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Astronomers report the detection of four new "hot Jupiter" exoplanets as part of the WASP-south survey. The newfound alien worlds received designations: WASP-178b, WASP-184b, WASP-185b and WASP-192b. The discovery is detailed in a paper published July 26 on... more
No E.T. Life Yet? Here's Why That's Important.  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
The search for intelligent aliens has time and again come up empty. Perhaps that means they aren't out there. more
TESS Uncovers Its ‘First Nearby Super-Earth’  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
An international team of astronomers led by Cornell’s Lisa Kaltenegger has characterized the first potentially habitable world outside of our solar system discovered by... more
Shining (star)light on the search for life  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
In the hunt for life on other worlds, astronomers scour over planets that are light-years away. They need ways to identify life from afar—but what counts as good evidence? more
Shining (star)light on the search for life  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
In the hunt for life on other worlds, astronomers scour over planets that are light-years away. They need ways to identify life from afar -- but what counts as good evidence? To know a... more
If Aliens Are Flashing Laser Beams at Us, We Now Have a Way to Detect Them  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
Are aliens using super powerful flashlights to get our attention? Astronomers think there's a chance they... more
TESS satellite uncovers its 'first nearby super-Earth'  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), a mission designed to comb the heavens for exoplanets, has discovered its first potentially habitable world outside of our own solar system -- and an international team of... more
One of two newly discovered exoplanets shows potential as a habitable world  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A super-scorched planet orbiting around a nearby dim star has helped reveal the presence of two previously unseen planets—one of which could host liquid... more
A chemical clue to how life started on Earth  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Many scientists find it strange that every living thing on our planet forms its proteins from the exact same set of 20 amino acids. Why that specific set? Scientists know... more
Three Small Planets Orbit Nearby Red Dwarf Star GJ 357  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
Using data from NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) and several ground-based telescopes, astronomers have discovered... more
TESS satellite uncovers 'first nearby super-Earth'  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), a mission designed to comb the heavens for exoplanets, has discovered its first potentially habitable world outside of our own solar system -- and an international team of astronomers has... more
Confirmation of toasty TESS planet leads to surprising find of promising world  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A piping hot planet discovered by NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has pointed the way to additional worlds orbiting the same star, one... more
Confirmation of toasty TESS planet leads to surprising find of promising world (w/video)  nanowerk · 3 weeks
A piping hot planet discovered by NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has pointed the way to additional worlds orbiting the same... more
TESS satellite uncovers 'first nearby super-Earth'  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
An international team of astronomers led by Cornell's Lisa Kaltenegger has characterized the first potentially habitable world outside of our own solar system. more
ESO Astronomers Capture Stunning Image of Centaurus A Galaxy  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
Astronomers using robotic telescopes at ESO’s newest planet-hunting SPECULOOS (Search for habitable Planets EClipsing ULtra-cOOl Stars) Observatory in... more
Study suggests frozen Earthlike planets could support life  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Icy planets once thought too cold to support life might have livable land areas above freezing, challenging the typical assumption of what kinds of planets might be habitable, a new study suggests. more
Understanding nematodes to address climate change  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Fun fact: The microscopic worms BYU professor Byron Adams studies are not only the most abundant animal species on earth, they also make up four-fifths of animal life on this planet. That's right, four out of... more
Europe prepares for Mars courier  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The first round-trip to the Red Planet will see a European orbiter bringing martian samples back to Earth. ESA is opening the door to industry to build the spacecraft that will deliver the precious rocks, dust and gas... more
Storming Area 51 to find aliens? Here's some science to consider  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Millions of people have signed up to a tongue-in-cheek Facebook event to storm the US military base "Area 51" on 20 September to discover whether aliens... more
Europe prepares for Mars courier  ESA · 4 weeks
The first round-trip to the Red Planet will see a European orbiter bringing martian samples back to Earth. ESA is opening the door to industry to... more
Can Earth life survive on Mars?  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Is there life on Mars, and can life from Earth survive there—or on other space bodies? The international BIOMEX research team, which includes researchers from many countries and space organizations, including Natuschka Lee at Umeå University,... more
What motivates people to join—and stick with—citizen science projects?  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
From searching for extraterrestrial life to tracking rainfall, non-experts are increasingly helping to gather information to answer scientific questions. One of the most established hands-on, outdoor citizen science projects is... more
Researchers Find 2-3-Million-Year-Old Microtektites inside Fossil Clams  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 month
Fossil clams found in southwestern Florida contain ancient microtektites, tiny (about 200 μm in diameter) glass beads that form when the explosive... more
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