A philosopher argues that now is the time to figure it out, before we make the inevitable discovery of extraterrestrial life.
From inflatable space stations to trips to asteroids and maybe even Mars, the next decade of human spaceflight will include many exciting firsts.
There is a curious paradox at the heart of the food group's new nutrition scheme: the less consumers trust Big Food, the less attention they will pay to the labels.
Inflatable space habitats, like the one installed on the International Space Station this week, could see wide application in space and planetary exploration.
Working out how Mars's carbon dioxide was turned into rock could help with carbon capture efforts on our own planet.
People and machines need to be able to interact and communicate effectively. Right now we – and they – can't. But without that, we risk missing the potential benefits of collaboration.
If we do find life on Mars, it will be difficult to prove that we didn't bring it there from Earth. An insider talks us through what's at stake.
We already have much of the technology we’d need to start a colony on another planet.
Missions including ExoMars, Juno and Rosetta could make some major discoveries in 2016.
From a flyby of Pluto to the search for extrasolar planets and gravitational waves, 2015 was a monumental year for space news.
Have we been jumping to conclusions about water on Mars?
Cosmic dust may have jump-started life on Earth as well as on distant planets.
Recent Martian findings are just the latest discoveries of aurora on other planets, both in and out of our solar system.
The solar wind has stripped Mars of its atmosphere, making it a lot less habitable than it once was.
This week, NASA has discovered great similarities between the Earth and Mars and Pluto. But when it comes to the potential for life, Mars is an increasingly hot favourite.
Review: stranded on Mars' desolate landscape, a cocky, endearing protagonist breathes life into this survival tale.
NASA has set a target date of 2030 for a manned mission to Mars. With no real scientific breakthroughs needed, success depends on developing the proper technology.
Hollywood may already have done it but when we eventually send real astronauts to Mars, what medicines should we arm them with? And will they work the same way as they do on Earth?
Water on Mars could mean life on Mars. But how do we explore it without destroying it?
The latest of the spate of recent space films may be the brightest, but it doesn't inspire this author to head to the Red Planet.