life

Origins of land plants pushed back in time

Posted in Science on 20th Feb, 2018
by Alex Muller

A seminal event in the Earth's history - when plants appeared on land - may have happened 100 million years earlier than previously thought.

Oldest fossils ever found suggest life in the universe is common

Posted in Science on 25th Dec, 2017
by Alex Muller

Unexpectedly complex microbes found in a nearly 3.5-billion-year-old rock imply that life can begin and evolve more quickly than previously thought.

Living on thin air: microbe mystery solved

Posted in Science on 25th Dec, 2017
by Alex Muller

A discovery that microbes in Antarctica can scavenge gas from the air to stay alive in extreme conditions has implications for the search for life on other planets.

Nearby planet is a target in search for life

Posted in Science on 15th Nov, 2017
by Alex Muller

Astronomers have found a cool, Earth-sized planet that's relatively close to our Solar System.

More acidic oceans 'will affect all sea life'

Posted in Featured, Science on 23rd Oct, 2017
by Alex Muller

All sea life will be affected because carbon dioxide emissions from modern society are making the oceans more acidic, a major new report will say.