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?
Device reduces metabolic cost of movement with no energy source of its own. Continue reading →
A three-person crew blasted off to the International Space Station today (March 27), and two of them won't be coming back to Earth for a full year.
Add nitrogen to the list of potential biological ingredients on Mars sniffed out by NASA’s Curiosity rover.
Okay, riddle us this one: How come it's so easy to fall asleep but SO hard to wake up? You'd think we'd be ready to bounce up and meet the day, but nope. Trace explains what's behind our attempts to drag ourselves out of bed, and why timing matters.
Saturn's icy moon Enceladus is showing definite signs of hydrothermal activity -- similar activity that is found along deep sea vents on Earth where water is heated and minerals are formed.
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