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Are gamma-ray bursts powered by a star's collapsing magnetic fields?  SCIENCE DAILY · 23 hours
In its final moments of life, a distant massive star releases an intense burst of high-energy gamma radiation - a Gamma Ray Burst (GRB) - the brightest sources... more
Sulfur 'spices' alien atmospheres  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
They say variety is the spice of life, and now new discoveries suggest that a certain elemental 'variety' -- sulfur -- is indeed a 'spice' that can perhaps point to signs of life. more
Invasive species with charisma have it easier  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
It's the outside that counts: Their charisma has an impact on the introduction and image of alien species and can even hinder their control. An international research team, led by the Biology Centre of... more
Sulfur 'spices' alien atmospheres  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
They say variety is the spice of life, and now new discoveries from Johns Hopkins researchers suggest that a certain elemental 'variety'—sulfur—is indeed a 'spice' that can perhaps point to signs of life. more
Invasive species with charisma have it easier  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
It's the outside that counts: Their charisma has an impact on the introduction and image of alien species and can even hinder their control. An international research team have investigated the influence of charisma... more
Gliese 338Bb: Super-Earth Found in Nearby Binary System  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 days
Astronomers using the CARMENES spectrograph at Calar Alto Observatory in Spain have discovered a super-Earth exoplanet orbiting an M-dwarf star... more
Heavy-metal alien planet may be shaped like a football  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 days
An exoplanet may be shaped like an American football due to the mighty gravitational forces it experiences close to its star, a new study finds. more
Astronomers define the 'really habitable zone': Planets capable of producing gin and tonic  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A hospitable star that doesn't kill you with deadly flares. A rocky planet with liquid water and an agreeable climate. Absence of... more
Bacteria in rock deep under sea inspire new search for life on Mars  nanowerk · 5 days
Newly discovered single-celled creatures living deep beneath the seafloor have given researchers clues about how they might find life on Mars. These... more
Most of Earth's carbon was hidden in the core during its formative years  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Carbon is essential for life as we know it and plays a vital role in many of our planet's geologic processes --... more
Landmark study concludes marine life can be rebuilt by 2050  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
An international study recently published in the journal Nature, led by KAUST Professors Carlos Duarte and Susana Agustí, lays out the essential roadmap of actions required for the... more
Most of Earth's carbon was hidden in the core during its formative years  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Carbon is essential for life as we know it and plays a vital role in many of our planet's geologic processes—not to... more
How will clouds obscure the view of exoplanet surfaces?  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
In 2021, NASA's next-generation observatory, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), will take to space. Once operational, this flagship mission will pick up where other space telescopes—like Hubble, Kepler and... more
Live Science podcast "Life's Little Mysteries" 16: Mysterious Aliens  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
In this episode of Life's Little Mysteries, we'll take a closer look a scientific mystery that's a favorite topic here at Live Science: aliens. more
New mission would provide a road map in the search for alien atmospheres  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A new spacecraft proposed by scientists at CU Boulder could soon be NASA's nose in space, sniffing out the environments beyond Earth's... more
Paired with super telescopes, model Earths guide hunt for life  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Astronomers have created five models representing key points from our planet's evolution, like chemical snapshots through Earth's own geologic epochs. The models will be spectral templates for astronomers... more
Paired with super telescopes, model Earths guide hunt for life  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Astronomers have created five models representing key points from our planet's evolution, like chemical snapshots through Earth's own geologic epochs. The models will be spectral templates for astronomers... more
Researchers Find Extraterrestrial Protein in Meteorite Acfer 086  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
A research team led by Harvard University scientist Julie McGeoch has found a never-before-seen protein inside a meteorite called Acfer... more
UFO 'invasion' of NATO war games revealed in 'Project Blue Book' season finale  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
UFO sightings during NATO war games in 1952 set the stage for the season finale of "Project Blue Book," the History channel's... more
Subsurface Mercury: Window to ancient, possibly habitable, volatile-rich materials  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
New research raises the possibility that some parts of Mercury's subsurface, and those of similar planets in the galaxy, once could have been capable of fostering prebiotic chemistry, and perhaps... more
'Dyson sphere' legacy: Freeman Dyson's wild alien megastructure idea will live forever  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
Freeman Dyson may be gone, but his famous alien-hunting idea will likely persist far into the future. more
Scientists have discovered the origins of the building blocks of life  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Rutgers researchers have discovered the origins of the protein structures responsible for metabolism: simple molecules that powered early life on Earth and serve as chemical signals... more
Water, carbon and nitrogen were not immediately supplied to Earth  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Scientists present important new findings regarding the origin of oceans and life on Earth. Measurements on the oldest preserved mantle rocks from Greenland show that -- contrary to... more
Europe-Russia delay mission to find life on Mars  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A joint Russian-European expedition to find life on Mars has been postponed for two years, the Russian and European space agencies said Thursday, citing the novel coronavirus and multiple technical issues. more
Arrival delayed! Water, carbon and nitrogen were not immediately supplied to Earth  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Scientists present important new findings regarding the origin of oceans and life on Earth. Measurements on the oldest preserved mantle rocks from Greenland show... more
A molecular map for the plant sciences  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Plants are essential for life on earth. They provide food for essentially all organisms, oxygen for breathing, and they regulate the climate of the planet. Proteins play a key role in controlling all aspects... more
A molecular map for the plant sciences  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Plants are irreplaceable in the food chain, providing food and oxygen for essentially all organisms, and they regulate the climate of the planet. Proteins play a key role in controlling all aspects of life,... more
Astronomers Spot Rare Eclipsing Brown-Dwarf Binary System  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 weeks
Astronomers using robotic telescopes at ESO’s newest planet-hunting SPECULOOS (Search for habitable Planets EClipsing ULtra-cOOl Stars) Observatory in Chile have spotted a... more
New technique could elucidate earliest stages of planet's life  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A new kind of astronomical observation helped reveal the possible evolutionary history of a baby Neptune-like exoplanet. more
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