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Group Of Researchers Stresses Importance Of Dynamics That Make Planets Habitable

Researchers from the Carnegie Institution for Science said that the inner composition of a planet is equally important in determining the potential for life. They explained that the processes that take place underneath can also affect conditions on the surface.

Space May 4, 2019

Dust From Dying Star Found In Antarctica May Offer Clues To How Life Started On Earth

Beating all odds, alien dust hitched a ride on a meteor to make its way to Earth. Here's what a single grain of stardust can tell us about the origins of life.

Space April 30, 2019

Scientists Create 'Living Machine' That Can Eat, Grow, And Evolve

Cornell University engineers created a DNA material that has the three key traits of life. The way it autonomously organizes, synthesizes, and restructures itself is rather similar to how biological cells do so.

Robotics April 20, 2019

Scientists Create Artificial Ocean Hydrothermal Vents To Study Primordial Origins Of Life

A team of scientists investigated the conditions of the primordial ocean to understand how life began on Earth. They believe that this could help narrow down the search for extraterrestrial life in the universe.

Earth/Environment February 26, 2019

Planetary Collision That Created The Moon May Have Brought Life To Earth

A collision between Earth and a Mars-sized object 4.4 billion years ago formed the moon. Researchers now propose this same event brought the ingredients of life on Earth.

Space January 28, 2019

Planets That Contain Oxygen Don't Necessarily Support Life

Scientists simulated the different atmosphere of exoplanets that are common within the Milky Way Galaxy to prove that oxygen is not a telltale sign that life also existed there. Some planets might have oxygen, but no life.

Space December 18, 2018

Earth's Neighboring Exoplanet Ross 128 B Has Perfect Conditions To Support Life: Study

By studying the host star of Ross 128 b, researchers determined the exoplanet is a rocky world with temperate. This means that it potentially has liquid water on the surface.

Space July 15, 2018

Here's What Life On Other Planets Might Look Like According To Scientists

NexSS scientists have compiled strategies that can help distinguish living planets. Different biosignatures need to be considered since other worlds may have life forms that look different from those seen on Earth.

Space July 5, 2018

Scientists Discover New Archaeal Lineage At Yellowstone National Park That Could Possibly Explain The Origin Of Life

Scientists have just discovered a new archaeal lineage at Yellowstone National Park. The discovery could help explain how early life began on Earth and possibly on Mars as well.

Earth/Environment May 15, 2018

Universes In The Multiverse Are Potentially Hospitable To Life: Study

Computer simulations of the cosmos revealed that higher amount of dark energy would still allow life to exist in other universes if they exist. Why does it pose a problem to the multiverse theory?

Space May 14, 2018

How Did Life Begin On Earth? New Study Thinks Volcanoes Might Have Helped

Massive amounts of sulfites and bisulfites in lakes during the Earth’s early years may have helped set the stage for the planet’s early prebiotic milieu.

Earth/Environment April 11, 2018

NASA Finds Lots Of Water In Hot Saturn's Atmosphere: Can Exoplanet WASP-39b Host Life?

The exoplanet WASP-39b that circles a quiet sun-like star 700 light-years away has three times the amount of water in Saturn. Does the presence of water vapor in its atmosphere mean the planet can host life?

Space March 2, 2018

Scientists May Have Found Missing Link Chemical That Led To Life On Earth

The origin of life is one of the biggest questions scientists have been trying to answer. Now, some chemists believe a chemical called DAP may be the link to explain the beginning of primitive Earth.

Ancient November 7, 2017

Canadian Sedimentary Rocks Hold Oldest Evidence Of Life On Earth

Biologically produced graphite found in 3.95-billion-year-old sedimentary rocks in Labrador, Canada, could be the oldest evidence of life on Earth. What are the implications of the discovery?

Earth/Environment September 30, 2017

Charles Darwin Is Right: 3.5 Billion-Year-Old Hot Spring Deposits In Australia Show Life Emerged On Land

The ancient Pilbara hot spring deposits in Australia offer the oldest evidence for microbial life on land. Fossils add credence to Charles Darwin's idea of 'warm little pond that suggets life on Earth started on land.

Earth/Environment May 11, 2017

Saturn Moon Enceladus Has Life-Supporting ‘Chemical Energy’: What Does This Mean In The Pursuit Of Earth-Like Life?

NASA has revealed that Saturn’s moon Enceladus, with its frozen ocean and liquid water, might be harboring life. According to Cassini spacecraft data, the presence of hydrogen in the plumes from the icy surface of the moon bolsters this conclusion.

Space April 15, 2017

Life On Mars A High Probability As Conditions Match Earliest Life On Earth

Discovery of the oldest fossil of living organism on Earth, estimated to be 4.5 billion years old, reinforces the expectation that Mars might be housing such vestiges, calling for meaningful explorations to confirm the presence of life on the planet.

Space March 7, 2017

Super Bowl LI: All The Movie Trailers You Might Have Missed

Several movies released their newest trailers during Super Bowl LI. Here's a rundown of all the movie trailers shown during the Super Bowl break.

Movies/TV Shows February 6, 2017

Earth's Oldest Water Untouched For 2 Billion Years Holds Clue To Finding Alien Life On Mars

The world's oldest known water is discovered in Canada. At 2 billion years old, the ancient liquid hints of the possibility of alien life thriving underground on planet Mars.

Earth/Environment December 15, 2016

Chicxulub Crater Study Suggests Asteroid Impacts Could Be Home To Early Life

The Chicxulub impact may have wiped out 75 percent of life on Earth, but researchers have found that the resulting crater harbors niches that can support early life.

Earth/Environment November 19, 2016

3.7-Billion-Year-Old Fossils Discovered In Greenland Could Be Oldest Signs Of Life On Earth

Researchers found what could be the world's oldest known fossils. The 3.7-billion-year-old stromatolites may support the theory that life on Earth started immediately after the formation of the planet.

Earth/Environment September 1, 2016

Prebiotic Chiral Molecules Found In Space For The First Time

Chiral molecules, essential to the operation of life processes, have been discovered outside the solar system for the first time. What can this mean to the search for life in space?

Space June 14, 2016

Ingredients Of Life Found In Rosetta's Comet

Comet 67/P is releasing some of the basic ingredients of life into space. What can this tell us about the early days of our own planet?

Space May 28, 2016

Massive Lake Discovered Beneath Antarctic Ice May Be Teeming With Life

Three different papers recently revealed findings on Lake Whillans, one of the subglacial lakes detected beneath Antarctic ice. Could these bodies of water that had been largely isolated and untouched by sunlight actually bustle with life?

Earth/Environment April 29, 2016

Without This Gene, Living Things On Earth May Not Have Evolved Beyond Slime

Researchers discovered a gene that helped living things on Earth evolve beyond bacterial slime. The study may pave the way for the creation of a protein version of the tree of life.

Life March 5, 2016

Atacama Desert Serves As Laboratory To Test Instruments For Hunting Life On Planet Mars

NASA scientists braved the extreme conditions at the Atacama Desert, the driest place on Earth, to test life-detection and test drilling technologies. These tools may be brought in future Mars missions to hunt for signs of alien life.

Space February 29, 2016

Aliens In Extraterrestrial Worlds May Have Gone Extinct: Astrobiologists

The universe is teeming with habitable planets but scientists have not yet confirmed finding alien life. The Gaian Bottleneck Hypothesis may have the answer.

Space January 22, 2016

Humans Could Be Next To Go if Destruction Of Plant Life Continues Unabated: Study

Unless humans do something about the diminishing supply of plant life on the planet, our survival and quality of living may be placed at risk as well, researchers warn.

Earth/Environment July 18, 2015

Exoplanet GJ581d Orbiting Star Gliese 581d Probably Exists: Will We Find Alien Lifeforms?

A 2014 study dismissed the existence of exoplanet GJ581d but findings of a new study questioned the statistical techniques that were used to discount the planet. Researchers said they are confident that the Earth-like planet does exist.

Space March 10, 2015

Facebook Updates Suicide Prevention Tool: How Does It Work?

There’s a tendency for people to be over-dramatic on Facebook, but every now and then, one of those emotional posts lead to a suicide.

Internet February 26, 2015

Scientists Determine That Life Exists Deep Beneath Earth's Surface

New research by Yale University suggests that microbes exist at least 12 miles below the Earth's surface, perhaps changing what we know about life and how we'll find it on other planets.

Animals February 8, 2015

Researchers Say Billions Of Earth-Like Planets That Can Support Life May Be Out There

Scientists suggest that there may be billions of planets that can support life. Every star is believed to have two planets that can support the existence of water.

Space February 6, 2015

The Most Morbid Website On The Internet Actually Has A Positive Message

Outlived.org is an online database where you can see all of the famous people that were much younger than you when they passed away. Believe it or not, there's actually a positive takeaway here.

Internet Culture January 15, 2015

CES 2015: Tech Times Interview With Joe McNally, PMDA Photographer of the Year

Tech Times Reporter Matthew Rappaport stopped by Nikon during CES 2015 to interview world-renowned photographer Joe McNally.

Digital Imaging January 13, 2015

NASA Finds Evidence of Ancient Lake on Mars but Insufficient to Support Life

Gale Crater was once a huge lake but an astrobiologist pointed out that the presence of liquid water alone is not an indication that ancient Mars supported life.

Space December 12, 2014

Influence of Birthday Years Ending with 9 in People's Lives

Birthday years of 29, 39, 49 and so on makes people make significant decisions regarding their life. Suicide rate of people with birthday ending with 9 is higher than people whose birthday year end with other digits.

Life November 22, 2014

Why was animal evolution so delayed? Earth was low on oxygen

New research reveals that early Earth may have had less oxygen than originally thought. This could be the big reason why there is a billion-year gap between the introduction of simple life and the development of complex animal life.

Animals November 3, 2014

NASA invests $50 million in 7 astrobiology research groups to answer all-important question: Are we alone in the universe?

NASA has awarded funding to seven research teams to conduct studies that would contribute to the U.S. space agency's astrobiology program and planetary missions including the planned manned exploration to Mars in 2020.

Space October 8, 2014

Oxygen formation in one new step: Study reveals secret of lifeless Earth

Oxygen may have been formed in the atmosphere of the early Earth, due to a lack of oxygen, a new study reveals.

Animals October 4, 2014

Did life originate in deep space? Newly discovered molecule suggests that it did

A team of astronomers using the ALMA Observatory discovered a complex molecule in a part of deep space where stars form. This molecule could indicate that life originally formed in interstellar space.

Geek September 29, 2014

New fossil discovery contradicts long-believed evolutionary timeline

Discovery of multicellular life from 60 million years before the Cambrian Explosion is pushing back the known history of complex life on Earth.

Animals September 26, 2014

Discovery of Neptune-size exoplanet with clear skies and water excites astronomers

Astronomers have learned that HAT-P-11b, an exoplanet 124 light years away from the Earth, has water vapor in its atmosphere. The discovery boosts the hope of finding traces of life in other parts of the universe.

Space September 26, 2014

Mars rover Curiosity reaches prime destination: Base of Mount Sharp

After months of travelling, Mars rover Curiosity has finally reached the base of Mount Sharp, where scientists hope it could unravels the history of the planet and find evidence that it once supported life.

Space September 12, 2014

Miracle! Boy born without brain defies all odds to live for 12 years

A boy born with hydranencephaly, a condition characterized by lack of both cerebral hemispheres, died on August 25 after living for 12 years without a brain.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 3, 2014

Sea plankton found alive on outside of International Space Station?

Russian cosmonauts have reported finding plankton living on the outside of the International Space Station, but what could this mean for life on ancient Earth?

Space August 23, 2014

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