life

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.

Mars yields clues to possible cradle of life

Posted in Science on 8th Oct, 2017
by Alex Muller

The discovery of evidence for ancient sea-floor hydrothermal deposits on Mars identifies an area on the planet that may offer clues about the origin of life on Earth.