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Universal scaling across biochemical networks on Earth  Science Magazine · 39 minutes
The application of network science to biology has advanced our understanding of the metabolism of individual organisms and the organization of ecosystems but has scarcely been applied to life at a planetary scale. To... more
Giant, Spinning Disk of Ice Looks Like Alien Creation. Here's How It Formed.  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 hours
Its appearance has been likened to a moon, an alien creation, a crop circle and a giant Lazy Susan. more
1st Interstellar Visitor 'Oumuamua Is Actually Not That Special  SPACE.COM · 22 hours
A cigar-shaped space rock named 'Oumuamua caused quite a stir when it became the first interstellar visitor discovered in our solar system. Is it an asteroid, a comet or an... more
'Roswell, New Mexico' Lands on TV Tonight with a Fresh Look at UFO Tale  SPACE.COM · 1 day
The new television series "Roswell, New Mexico" premieres tonight (Jan. 15) at 9:00 p.m. EST, blending aliens with young adult... more
Ocean Moons, Promising Targets in Search for Life, Could Be Dead Inside  SPACE.COM · 2 days
For more than two decades, scientists have wondered whether extraterrestrial life may be flourishing deep below the icy coatings boasted by moons in our... more
Potential for Primitive Life on Icy Barnard b Super-Earth Planet  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
Barnard b (or GJ 699 b) is a recently discovered Super-Earth planet orbiting Barnard’s Star, making... more
Is Anyone Out There? New SETI Tool Keeps Track of Alien Searches  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 days
With research on extraterrestrial life continuing across the world, a noted researcher from the SETI Institute launched a new tool to help researchers keep... more
The meaning of environmental words matters in the age of 'fake news'  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
This week, U.S. President Donald Trump gave a live address on prime-time television where he repeatedly used the words "violent," "illegal aliens" and "crisis"... more
Massive Exoplanet Found within Binary Star System  SCI-NEWS.COM · 5 days
Astronomers using data from NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope have discovered a planet roughly twice the size of Earth orbiting a star in... more
Barnard's Star Planet May Not Be Too Cold for Life After All  SPACE.COM · 6 days
One of Earth's nearest exoplanet neighbors, the planet orbiting Barnard's Star, may still have a chance at hosting life, despite its frigid temperatures. more
Space Microbes Aren’t So Alien After All  ASTRO WATCH · 6 days
Microbes stranded in the International Space Station (ISS) are just trying to survive, man. A new Northwestern University study has found that... more
Is Anyone Out There? New SETI Tool Keeps Track of Alien Searches  SPACE.COM · 6 days
With research on extraterrestrial life continuing across the world, a noted researcher from the SETI Institute launched a new tool to help researchers keep... more
Mysterious Blobs Around M-Dwarf Stars May Be Bad News for Alien Life  SPACE.COM · 6 days
The sort of small, young, active stars that have become most exciting to astronomers looking for exoplanets may actually push away precisely what could... more
Citizen scientists find new world with NASA telescope  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Using data from NASA's Kepler space telescope, citizen scientists have discovered a planet roughly twice the size of Earth located within its star's habitable zone, the range of orbital distances where liquid... more
Distant, Possibly Habitable Planet Spotted by Citizen Scientists  SPACE.COM · 1 week
Citizen scientists unveiled a distant exoplanet that is believed to be roughly twice the size of Earth and located within its star's habitable zone. more
Citizen Scientists Find New World with Kepler Telescope  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
Using data from NASA's Kepler space telescope, citizen scientists have discovered a planet roughly twice the size of Earth located... more
Top-Secret UFO Program Revealed in TV's 'Project Blue Book'  SPACE.COM · 1 week
Unidentified flying objects (UFOs) have long inspired curiosity and speculation, but when did our fascination with UFOs really take off? The new television drama "Project Blue Book" explores the origins... more
Nature's magnifying glass reveals unexpected intermediate mass exoplanets  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Astronomers have found a new exoplanet that could alter the standing theory of planet formation. With a mass that's between that of Neptune and Saturn, and its location beyond the 'snow line'... more
Young planets orbiting red dwarfs may lack ingredients for life  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Rocky planets orbiting red dwarf stars may be bone dry and lifeless, according to a new study using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. Water and organic compounds, essential for... more
Nature's magnifying glass reveals unexpected intermediate mass exoplanets  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Astronomers have found a new exoplanet that could alter the standing theory of planet formation. With a mass that's between that of Neptune and Saturn, and its location beyond the "snow line"... more
Space microbes aren't so alien after all  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A new study has found that -- despite its seemingly harsh conditions -- the ISS is not causing bacteria to mutate into dangerous, antibiotic-resistant superbugs. The bacteria are instead simply responding, and perhaps evolving,... more
How to Tune a Star System: Alien World Complicates Harmony of Multiplanet System  SPACE.COM · 1 week
Researchers have identified a sixth planet orbiting the first star system discovered by the crowdsourcing project Exoplanet Explorers, a system with a... more
Top-Secret UFO Program Revealed in TV's 'Project Blue Book'  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
Discover the incredible true story of a secret, decades-long federal investigation of alien encounters. more
China's Yutu-2 Rover Drives on Moon's Far Side  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
China's second lunar rover has driven on the far side of the moon, which is expected to bring more scientific... more
NASA's technosignatures report: every way to find evidence of an intelligent civilization  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In 1961, famed astronomer Frank Drake created a formula for estimating the number of extraterrestrial intelligences (ETIs) that could exist within our galaxy. Known... more
Alien Worlds Rich in Oxygen Still Might Not Harbor Life  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
Oxygen may not be quite as compelling a sign of alien life as astrobiologists had thought, a new study suggests. more
'Time is ripe' to use big data for planet-sized plant questions  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists have issued a 'call to action' to use big data to tackle longstanding questions about plant diversity and evolution and forecast how plant life will... more
Scientists: 'Time is ripe' to use big data for planet-sized plant questions  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A group of Florida Museum of Natural History scientists has issued a "call to action" to use big data to tackle longstanding questions about... more
Alien Hunters, Stop Using the Drake Equation  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
For the precocious hunter of off-Earth life, the Drake equation is the ever-ready, go-to toolkit for estimating just how (not) lonely humans are in the Milky Way galaxy. But it's not useful. more
Alien Hunters, Stop Using the Drake Equation  SPACE.COM · 3 weeks
For the precocious hunter of off-Earth life, the Drake equation is the ever-ready, go-to toolkit for estimating just how (not) lonely humans are in the Milky Way galaxy. But it's not useful. more
A New Class of 'Light' Super-Earth May Be Heavy in Rubies and Sapphires  SPACE.COM · 3 weeks
A newfound kind of super-Earth alien planet might glitter with rubies and sapphires, a new study finds. more
Baby star's fiery tantrum could create the building blocks of planets  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
A massive stellar flare on a baby star has been spotted by astronomers, shedding light on the origins of potentially habitable exoplanets. more
Navigating NASA's first mission to the Trojan asteroids  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
In science fiction, explorers can hop in futuristic spaceships and traverse half the galaxy in the blink of a plot hole. However, this sidelines the navigational acrobatics required in order to guarantee... more
Baby star's fiery tantrum could create the building blocks of planets  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A massive stellar flare on a baby star has been spotted by University of Warwick astronomers, shedding light on the origins of potentially habitable exoplanets. more
See the First 'Men In Black: International' Trailer!  SPACE.COM · 4 weeks
The first trailer for Sony Pictures' "Men In Black: International" has been released, with the memorable "Thor: Ragnarok" duo of Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson teaming up once again to fight aliens. more
Life on Mars: Will humans trash the planet like we have Earth?  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Mountains of garbage, plastics that take thousands of years to disintegrate, oil spills in pristine environments from drilling into the soil or underneath the... more
When 'alien' insects attack Antartica  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Of the known alien (non-native) species found in Antarctica, a non-biting species of midge currently presents one of the highest risks to terrestrial ecosystems, researchers have found. more
When 'alien' insects attack Antarctica  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Of the known alien (non-native) species found in Antarctica, a non-biting species of midge currently presents one of the highest risks to terrestrial ecosystems, researchers have found. more
Alien Imposters: Planets with Oxygen Don’t Necessarily Have Life  ASTRO WATCH · 4 weeks
In their search for life in solar systems near and far, researchers have often accepted the presence of... more
When 'alien' insects attack Antartica  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Of the known alien (non-native) species found in Antarctica, a non-biting species of midge currently presents one of the highest risks to terrestrial ecosystems, researchers have found. more
Narrowing the Universe in the Search for Life  ASTRO WATCH · 4 weeks
Humankind’s exploration of space has for years pondered one central question: Is there another world somewhere in the universe where... more
Looking for LUCA, the last universal common ancestor  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Around 4 billion years ago there lived a microbe called LUCA: the Last Universal Common Ancestor. There is evidence that it could have lived a somewhat 'alien' lifestyle, hidden away deep underground... more
MuSCAT2 to find Earth-like planets in the TESS era  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A Japan-Spain team has developed a powerful 4-color simultaneous camera named MuSCAT2 for the 1.52-m Telescopio Carlos Sánchez at the Teide Observatory, Canaries, Spain. The instrument aims to find a... more
Narrowing the universe in the search for life  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 month
In the search for life on other planets, scientists traditionally have looked for a world with water. But a geophysicist now wonders if we should look to rocks instead. more
Alien imposters: Planets with oxygen don't necessarily have life  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 month
Lab simulations nix the common wisdom that atmospheric oxygen and organic compounds are good evidence that a planet harbors life. more
Alien imposters: Planets with oxygen don't necessarily have life  PHYS.ORG · 1 month
In their search for life in solar systems near and far, researchers have often accepted the presence of oxygen in a planet's atmosphere as the surest sign that life may... more
Narrowing the universe in the search for life  PHYS.ORG · 1 month
Humankind's exploration of space has for years pondered one central question: Is there another world somewhere in the universe where human beings could survive? more
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Habitable planets around red dwarf stars might not get enough photons to support plant life
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