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Life and death of the stars: Researchers investigate extreme galaxy environments  nanowerk · 13 hours
An international team of 30 scientists is using one of the world's largest telescopes to investigate and map extreme galaxy environments in brilliant detail. more
Crucial role of recycling in the evolution of life in our universe  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
New research by astrophysicists reveals how the gas and energy expelled by stars are returned to the universe, and in what forms. It also... more
Invasive tadpoles can recognize potential predators in new environments  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Invasive species have become an increasingly big threat to indigenous ones as the spread of alien animals and plants has accelerated with the growth of global trade. Some can be... more
Research reveals vital clues about recycling in the evolution of life in our universe  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
New research by Kent astrophysicists reveals vital clues about the role recycling plays in the formation of life in our... more
Mass extinctions made life on Earth more diverse, and might again  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
In the past half-billion years, Earth has been hit again and again by mass extinctions, wiping out most species on the planet. And every time, life... more
Inside the Race to Discover a Water Vapor World  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 days
Water vapor, and likely clouds that rain liquid water, have been discovered on an exoplanet that lies in the habitable zone of its star. But there's an issue. more
First Water Detected on Potentially ‘Habitable’ Planet  ASTRO WATCH · 4 days
Water vapor has been detected in the atmosphere of a super-Earth with habitable temperatures by UCL researchers in a world first. K2-18b,... more
Scientists developing single photon detector to help search for habitable exoplanets  nanowerk · 5 days
The extremely sensitive detector would allow scientists to see the faintest observable objects in space, such as Earth-like planets around other stars. more
How astronomers detected water on a potentially habitable exoplanet for the first time  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
With more than 4,000 exoplanets—planets orbiting stars other than our sun—discovered so far, it may seem like we are on the cusp... more
Exciting exoplanet  ESA · 7 days
Hubble finds water vapour on habitable-zone exoplanet for the first time, paving the way for future discoveries by the James Webb Space Telescope and the Ariel mission more
Astronomers find water vapor on habitable-zone exoplanet for first time  nanowerk · 1 week
With data from the Hubble Space Telescope, water vapor has been detected in the atmosphere of a super-Earth with habitable temperatures. more
A Goldilocks zone for planet size  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers have described a new, lower size limit for planets to maintain surface liquid water for long periods of time, extending the so-called Habitable or 'Goldilocks'' Zone for small, low-gravity planets. This research expands the search... more
Hints of rain clouds found on small alien world  Science Magazine · 1 week
Mini-Neptune might not have an Earth-like surface, but it is warm enough to be habitable more
First water detected on potentially 'habitable' planet  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
K2-18b, which is eight times the mass of Earth, is now the only planet orbiting a star outside the Solar System, or 'exoplanet', known to have both water and temperatures that could support life. more
Water detected on an exoplanet located in its star's habitable zone  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
An international study lead by UdeM astronomer Björn Benneke has detected water vapor on the planet K2-18b; this represents a major discovery in the search of... more
Mysterious Alien Planet Has Water in Its Atmosphere. Could Life Survive There?  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
In a major first, scientists have detected water vapor and possibly even liquid water clouds on a strange exoplanet that lies in the habitable... more
The answer to life, the universe, and everything  MIT · 1 week
Mathematics researcher Drew Sutherland helps solve decades-old sum-of-three-cubes puzzle, with help from "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy." more
And then there was light: Looking for the first stars in the Universe  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Astronomers are closing in on a signal that has been travelling across the Universe for 12 billion years, bringing them nearer to... more
And then there was light: looking for the first stars in the Universe  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Astronomers are closing in on a signal that has been travelling across the Universe for 12 billion years, bringing them nearer to... more
Sum of three cubes for 42 finally solved -- using real life planetary computer  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Hot on the heels of the ground-breaking 'Sum-Of-Three-Cubes' solution for the number 33, mathematicians have solved the final piece of... more
Sum of three cubes for 42 finally solved—using real life planetary computer  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Hot on the heels of the ground-breaking 'Sum-Of-Three-Cubes' solution for the number 33, a team led by the University of Bristol and Massachusetts Institute... more
New insight into how much atmosphere Mars lost  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A key tracer used to estimate how much atmosphere Mars lost can change depending on the time of day and the surface temperature on the Red Planet, according to new observations by... more
Frequent flaring of Proxima Centauri means bad news for its rocky planet  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Proxima Centauri is a cool red dwarf with about one-eighth of the sun's mass. Although it is the closest star to the sun, located... more
Tiny specks in space could be the key to finding Martian life  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Next year, both NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) will send new rovers to Mars to hunt for evidence of past life. more
Trio of Super-Earths Found Orbiting Red Dwarf Gliese 1061  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
Astronomers from the Red Dots Collaboration have detected three rocky exoplanets orbiting Gliese 1061, which is the 20th... more
1.3 billion tons of food being wasted each year. Can we stop it?  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Across the planet, more than a billion tons of essential, nutritious, life-sustaining food goes to waste each year. more
By continuously watching the moon, we could detect interstellar meteorites  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
When "Oumuamua crossed Earth's orbit on October 19th, 2017, it became the first interstellar object ever to be observed by humans. These and subsequent observations, rather than dispelling... more
Astronomers determine earth's fingerprint in hopes of finding habitable planets beyond the solar system  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Two McGill University astronomers have assembled a "fingerprint" for Earth, which could be used to identify a planet beyond our... more
Earth's fingerprint hints at finding habitable planets beyond the solar system  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Astronomers have assembled a 'fingerprint' for Earth, which could be used to identify a planet beyond our Solar System capable of supporting life. more
Lessons on parasitism from the curious Dicyemida  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The incredible diversity of life forms on the planet led Charles Darwin to note, "From so simple a beginning, endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved." In order... more
An exoplanet within arm's reach: The Earth  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Exobiology is an exciting discipline. It is based simultaneously on the latest data from astrophysics, planetary geology and the origins of life on Earth, all of which are evolving as we continue to study... more
Atacama Desert Microbes May Hold Clues to Life on Mars  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
Microbial life on Mars may potentially be transported across the planet on dust particles carried by... more
Anthropologist chronicles a nation's deportation campaign  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
In June, President Trump promised that his administration would work to deport "millions of illegal aliens" from the U.S. via increased Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids and a ramping up of Border Patrol agents. more
Astronomers Detect Propadiene on Saturn’s Moon Titan  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
Astronomers using the NASA Infrared Telescope Facility (IRTF) have spotted propadiene — a colorless, flammable gas, best known as a fuel for... more
Scientists explore outback as testbed for Mars  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
This week, scientists from NASA's upcoming Mars 2020 mission joined their counterparts from the joint European-Russian ExoMars mission in an expedition to the Australian Outback, one of the most remote, arid regions on the... more
Habitable type planets found around nearby small mass star  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A team of researchers from several European countries and one from Chile has found evidence of three possibly habitable exoplanets circling the star GJ1061. In their paper uploaded to the... more
Q&A: Scientist models exoplanet's atmosphere  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
In the search for life beyond our galaxy, many scientists have their eyes turned toward orbs like Earth: rocky planets. So after the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) detected a rocky planet slightly larger than Earth last fall,... more
Ancient Skeletons with Alien-Like Heads Unearthed in Croatia  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 weeks
Archaeologists have unearthed three ancient skeletons in Croatia — and two of them had pointy, artificially deformed skulls. more
Atacama Desert microbes may hold clues to life on Mars  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Microbial life on Mars may potentially be transported across the planet on dust particles carried by wind, according to a study conducted in the Atacama Desert in North... more
The origins and evolution of life: Re-examining the evidence of early life traces  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Even though Earth has been habitable (has had surface liquid water and some crust) for 4.3 billion years, and the oldest putative... more
Earth is an exoplanet to aliens: This is what they'd see  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The study of exoplanets has matured considerably in the last 10 years. During this time, the majority of the over 4000 exoplanets currently known were discovered.... more
Europa Clipper passes key review  SPACE NEWS · 4 weeks
A NASA mission to a potentially habitable moon of Jupiter has cleared a major review despite uncertainty about when, or how, it will launch. SpaceNews.com more
A battery-free sensor for underwater exploration  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Researchers have developed a battery-free underwater communication system that uses near-zero power to transmit sensor data. The system could be used to monitor sea temperatures to study climate change and track marine life over long periods... more
All instruments onboard Rosalind Franklin rover  ESA · 4 weeks
The full suite of scientific instruments, including cameras that will give us our eyes on Mars, the drill that will retrieve pristine soil samples... more
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