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

Oxygen: A Look At How Life Created O2

Life doesn't just breathe in the atmosphere that it has, breathing makes the atmosphere.

May 26, 2016

Does Extraterrestrial Life Exist? NASA’s Starshade May Give Us The Answer

NASA is developing a huge flower-shaped starshade in order to take a closer look at distant planets.

May 20, 2016

Eggs Literally Spark With Light Upon Contact With Sperm, and We Caught It on Camera

See the spark of life (yes, it's a real thing).

April 30, 2016

Signs of Life Found in Rock Samples Harvested from the “Lost City”

Signs of life were discovered in a sample of rock from Earth's mantle. This discovery could affect our understanding of life on other planets, but it's too soon to tell.

February 10, 2016

Fungi and Lichens Survive 18 Months In Mars-Like Conditions Outside the ISS

Certain species of lichens and fungi from Earth were able to survive on the ISS in Mars-like atmospheres. These results could have a great impact on the search for life on the Red Planet.

February 2, 2016
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