A Key Evolutionary Step May Mean Intelligent Alien Life Doesn’t Exist in the Universe

Life was small — until it wasn't.

November 30, 2017

Newly Discovered Fossils Reveal Earliest Complex Life on Earth

They are a jaw-dropping half-billion years old.

September 12, 2017

Scientists Just Found Fossils Containing the Oldest Evidence of Life on Earth

The confirmation will change everything we thought we knew about how life began.

March 1, 2017

NASA Is Set to Announce a Breaking Discovery From “Beyond Our Solar System”

Get ready for alien worlds.

February 20, 2017

Future Life: For the First Time Ever, Living Cells Made Silicon-Carbon Bonds

It turns out, silicon-based life is feasible.

November 27, 2016

RNA May Not Be the Sole Originator of Life, Scientists Report

"Even if you believe in an RNA-only world, you have to believe in something that existed with RNA to help it move forward."

October 4, 2016

Synthetic Biology: It’s Alive, but Is It Life?

How far can or should we go?

September 29, 2016

Jump-Starting Life in Outer Space: The Quest For Life Beyond Earth

We may have to make life happen beyond our planet.

September 6, 2016

What Do Extraterrestrials Look Like, According to Science?

Are aliens humanoids like us, or are they likely something far stranger?

August 22, 2016