Some people seeking to influence public opinion about abortion rights claim the science is clear. It’s not, and that means abortion remains a political question – not a biological one.
Lightning strikes may have helped spark life on Earth, and may be continuing to help life start on other Earth-like planets.
NASA’s Mars 2020 mission has arrived and landed the Perseverance Rover on the red planet. The rover’s goal is to collect rock and soil samples to be brought back to Earth in the future.
News that Venus may harbor life has swept the globe. So how do we find out for sure? A planetary scientist explains what’s next.
The clouds of Venus may harbour alien life. But where else?
We don’t fully understand viruses, and we’re still trying to understand life.
NASA scientists have discovered a new planet orbiting around a nearby star that is in a habitable zone. But does this planet have liquid oceans that can support life?
Somewhere out there, just maybe, an alien – probably stranger looking than in our wildest imagination – might be pondering this very question.
If you go by editorial cartoons and T-shirts, you might have the impression that evolution proceeds as an orderly march toward a preordained finish line. But that’s not right at all.
Modern animals took over our planet much more quickly than previously thought. This has both welcome and disturbing implications for the future of life on our rapidly changing planet
Newly found fossils point to a link between a rise in atmospheric oxygen and the first emergence of complex life on Earth.
Life could exist in another solar system in a different part our galaxy. Or in another galaxy far away. We don’t have the perfect technology yet to study such far away places but we’re still trying.
There is an urgent need to reconsider the importance of diversity. It is not a simple wealth. It is both a property of the living and an essential condition for its survival.
What a group of ancient Roman philosophers can teach you about how to live in the 21st century.
With fall almost upon us, there’s a lot we can learn from the changing season.
Boston Dynamic’s robots are inspired by nature for good reason.
Do you want to live forever? If so, you might want to think again.
An ancient sexual conflict over mitochondrial inheritance may be responsible for the evolution of the two sexes as we know them.
Star Trek: Discovery explores our corner of the block – just a fraction of the galaxy. Some stars are better candidates for intelligent alien life, and it may not be anything like we imagine.
NASA says there are ten “potentially hazardous” asteroids close to Earth. Good reason to make sure we have a backup plan should any catastrophic event wipe of much of life on Earth.