The chemical composition of the primordial ooze that many scientists believe life first formed in billions of years ago might have more in common with a bottle of wine than previously thought.
Nasa made a big announcement last week: seven Earth-sized planets orbit a star 40 light-years away and 3 of them are in the planet's habitable zone. Why should we care?
Boil 'em, mash 'em, stick 'em in a stew. They're versatile! No, I'm not talking about taters. I'm talking about tardigrades: quite possibly the most durable creatures on Earth. They might also be the strangest combination of cute and terrifying anybody has ever seen looking through a microscope. Tardigrades, also known as water bears, evolved 500 million …
Life on Earth wouldn't be possible without Earth and the Sun. The Sun only exists as a product of galaxy formation. You probably guessed what's next: the galaxy [...]