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New mission would provide a road map in the search for alien atmospheres  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A new spacecraft proposed by scientists at CU Boulder could soon be NASA's nose in space, sniffing out the environments beyond Earth's... more
Paired with super telescopes, model Earths guide hunt for life  nanowerk · 2 days
Astronomers have created five models representing key points from our planet's evolution, like chemical snapshots through Earth's own geologic epochs. The models will be spectral templates for astronomers... more
Paired with super telescopes, model Earths guide hunt for life  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Astronomers have created five models representing key points from our planet's evolution, like chemical snapshots through Earth's own geologic epochs. The models will be spectral templates for astronomers... more
Researchers Find Extraterrestrial Protein in Meteorite Acfer 086  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 days
A research team led by Harvard University scientist Julie McGeoch has found a never-before-seen protein inside a meteorite called Acfer... more
UFO 'invasion' of NATO war games revealed in 'Project Blue Book' season finale  LIVE SCIENCE · 5 days
UFO sightings during NATO war games in 1952 set the stage for the season finale of "Project Blue Book," the History channel's... more
Subsurface Mercury: Window to ancient, possibly habitable, volatile-rich materials  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
New research raises the possibility that some parts of Mercury's subsurface, and those of similar planets in the galaxy, once could have been capable of fostering prebiotic chemistry, and perhaps... more
'Dyson sphere' legacy: Freeman Dyson's wild alien megastructure idea will live forever  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
Freeman Dyson may be gone, but his famous alien-hunting idea will likely persist far into the future. more
Scientists have discovered the origins of the building blocks of life  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Rutgers researchers have discovered the origins of the protein structures responsible for metabolism: simple molecules that powered early life on Earth and serve as chemical signals... more
Water, carbon and nitrogen were not immediately supplied to Earth  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists present important new findings regarding the origin of oceans and life on Earth. Measurements on the oldest preserved mantle rocks from Greenland show that -- contrary to... more
Europe-Russia delay mission to find life on Mars  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A joint Russian-European expedition to find life on Mars has been postponed for two years, the Russian and European space agencies said Thursday, citing the novel coronavirus and multiple technical issues. more
Arrival delayed! Water, carbon and nitrogen were not immediately supplied to Earth  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists present important new findings regarding the origin of oceans and life on Earth. Measurements on the oldest preserved mantle rocks from Greenland show... more
A molecular map for the plant sciences  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Plants are essential for life on earth. They provide food for essentially all organisms, oxygen for breathing, and they regulate the climate of the planet. Proteins play a key role in controlling all aspects... more
A molecular map for the plant sciences  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Plants are irreplaceable in the food chain, providing food and oxygen for essentially all organisms, and they regulate the climate of the planet. Proteins play a key role in controlling all aspects of life,... more
Astronomers Spot Rare Eclipsing Brown-Dwarf Binary System  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 Chile have spotted a... more
New technique could elucidate earliest stages of planet's life  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A new kind of astronomical observation helped reveal the possible evolutionary history of a baby Neptune-like exoplanet. more
Study: Life Might Be Common in Inflationary Universe  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
In a paper published in the journal Scientific Reports, University of Tokyo’s Professor Tomonori Totani looked at how the building... more
New telescopes aim to detect extraterrestrial intelligence  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A team of astronomers led by UC San Diego physicist Shelley Wright is deploying a pair of telescopes that will constantly search the nighttime sky for signals from intelligent life in our galaxy. more
With coronavirus lurking, conferences wrestle with whether to cancel  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Nearly 100,000 pop culture fans flocked to Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle last year, including many dressed as superheroes, aliens and robots. But something scarier than a comic book... more
Dog noses detect heat, the world faces coronavirus, and scientists search for extraterrestrial life  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
On this week’s show, Online News Editor David Grimm joins host Sarah Crespi to discuss how dogs’ cold noses may... more
Martian Thiophenes May Be Biological in Origin, Astrobiologists Say  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
NASA’s Curiosity rover recently discovered various classes of organic matter in the Martian sediments. One intriguing group of... more
Study reveals life in the universe could be common, but not in our neighborhood  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
To help answer one of the great existential questions—how did life begin?—a new study combines biological and cosmological models. Professor... more
Organic molecules discovered by Curiosity Rover consistent with early life on Mars  nanowerk · 3 weeks
Organic compounds called thiophenes are found on Earth in coal, crude oil and oddly enough, in white truffles, the mushroom beloved by epicureans and... more
Organic molecules discovered by Curiosity Rover consistent with early life on Mars: study  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Organic compounds called thiophenes are found on Earth in coal, crude oil and oddly enough, in white truffles, the mushroom beloved by... more
Almost alien: Antarctic subglacial lakes are cold, dark and full of secrets  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
More than half of the planet's fresh water is in Antarctica. While most of it is frozen in the ice sheets, underneath the ice... more
Astronomers Discover Seventeen New Extrasolar Planets  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 weeks
Using data gathered by NASA’s Kepler space telescope, a team of astronomers in Canada has discovered 17 new exoplanets, including an Earth-sized world. Designated... more
Early Earth may have been a 'waterworld'  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Kevin Costner, eat your heart out. New research shows that the early Earth, home to some of our planet's first lifeforms, may have been a real-life "waterworld"— without a continent in sight. more
Live Science podcast "Life's Little Mysteries" 8: Mysterious dinosaurs  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 weeks
In this episode of Life's Little Mysteries, we'll take a closer look at a mysterious group of animals that included some of the heaviest, tallest and fiercest creatures to ever... more
Freeman Dyson, quantum physicist who imagined alien megastructures, has died at 96  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 weeks
Physicist Freeman Dyson was known for his work on quantum physics and mathematics, as well as his big ideas about the far future. more
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