How would the world change if we found extraterrestrial life?
In 1938, Orson Welles narrated a radio broadcast of "War of the Worlds" as a series of simulated radio bulletins of what was happening in real time as Martians arrived on our home planet. The broadcast is ...
Researchers find aldehydes in ices meant to simulate interstellar molecular clouds
Super-Earths have long-lasting oceans
For life as we know it to develop on other planets, those planets would need liquid water, or oceans. Geologic evidence suggests that Earth's oceans have existed for nearly the entire history of our world. ...
New research shows our seas are in trouble
New research by the University of Sheffield has warned of the increasing risk of extinction to our marine life.
LG Chem ups bending radius in OLED lighting milestone
Earth's moon may not be critical to life
The Moon has long been viewed as a crucial component in creating an environment suitable for the evolution of complex life on Earth, but a number of scientific results in recent years have shown that perhaps our ...
Microsoft debuts hologram goggles (w/ Video)
Microsoft unveiled headgear on Wednesday that overlays holograms on the real world, in what it touted as the next generation of computing.
How the code of life passed through primitive kinds of cells
Life's origins are a mystery, but every year scientists get a little bit closer to understanding what made life possible on Earth, and possibly on other planets or moons.
Life might thrive a dozen miles beneath Earth's surface
Life teems all over our planet's exterior and even down into the lightless oceanic depths. But just how far underground might life be able to hack it?
Seeds out of season: New modeling framework elucidates the interaction between various life stages of a plant
Researchers have created a model that considers how different stages of a plant's life cycle interact with each other. Whereas previous studies have examined the seed, vegetative, and reproductive phases ...
Faster melon breeding thanks to smart combination of techniques
Smart new combinations of state-of-the-art molecular techniques mean that breeding programmes can be accelerated dramatically: it may soon take only two years instead of the current five or ten to develop ...
UN moves toward major treaty for ocean biodiversity
UN member states agreed Saturday to begin negotiations on a treaty to protect marine biodiversity in ocean areas extending beyond territorial waters, in a move heralded by environmental organizations.
Magnificent blue glow of Hong Kong seas also disturbing
Eerie fluorescent blue patches of water glimmering off Hong Kong's seashore are magnificent, disturbing and potentially toxic, marine biologists say.
Majority of young women and men prefer egalitarian relationships, study shows
The majority of young women and men today would prefer an egalitarian relationship in which work and family responsibilities are shared equally between partners if that possibility were available to them, ...