It sounds odd, but cyanide may have been a key ingredient in the origins of life.
Open-source code developed by a Penn State graduate could improve weather forecasting and a range of other research endeavors that rely on pairing atmospheric models with satellite imagery.
Not too cold, not too hot—the conditions for life are found not just on Earth, but on a handful of other places out in the universe.
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists are part of a national planetary defense team that designed a conceptual spacecraft to deflect Earth-bound asteroids and evaluated whether it would be able to nudge ...
A new biochemical leaching process has been developed that uses corn stover as feedstock, and recovers valuable rare earth metals from electronic waste.
The SETI Institute has analysed images of our moon and pinpointed a possible home away from Earth.
When an earthquake strikes, nearby seismometers pick up its vibrations in the form of seismic waves. In addition to revealing the epicenter of a quake, seismic waves can give scientists a way to map the interior structures ...
Researchers got a rare opportunity to study an underwater volcano in the Caribbean when it erupted while they were surveying the area.
A new, ground-based spectrometer designed and built at Yale represents the most powerful step yet in the effort to identify Earth-sized planets in neighboring solar systems.