Plants and animals share more in common than we tend to think, with new research finding that both groups respond to stress in similar ways, at least from a biochemical standpoint.
NASA astronaut Scott Kelly is one of two people trying to last a year in space. These are some of his best pictures so far.
A computer has developed a new scientific theory using only its artificial intelligence, without any help from humans. Continue reading →
People who have problems with their sense of smell may be at increased risk for dying sooner than those who don't have trouble smelling.
Outer space might be the toughest environment for life, but some hardy microbes have been able to survive in it for surprising amounts of time.
Salt from an underground sea on Jupiter’s moon Europa may be seeping onto the surface, then darkening as it is exposed to radiation.
A simple organism found at the bottom of the ocean had the tools to give rise to life as complex as we are. Continue reading →
What has Antarctica and Mars got in common? Mineral deposits from a briny subsurface aquifer suggest bacteria are hiding under the barren Antarctic landscape -- can the same be said for the red planet?
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