Living Bacteria “From Outer Space” Have Been Found on The Outside of The ISS

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to ScienceAlert Sorry, I just had to put a “Life (2017)” reference gif.   Scientists on board the International Space Station … Continue reading Living Bacteria “From Outer Space” Have Been Found on The Outside of The ISS

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Scientists Will Look For Signs of Life on This Newly Discovered Earth-Size Planet

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to ScienceAlert At just 11 light-years from our Solar System, a newly discovered exoplanet is the second-closest we’ve ever found that’s … Continue reading Scientists Will Look For Signs of Life on This Newly Discovered Earth-Size Planet

Bad News for Life: TRAPPIST-1 Planets’ Atmospheres May Have Been Destroyed

Artist’s illustration of the TRAPPIST-1 system, which contains seven roughly Earth-size planets orbiting a red dwarf star. This star spins rapidly and generates energetic flares of ultraviolet radiation and a … Continue reading Bad News for Life: TRAPPIST-1 Planets’ Atmospheres May Have Been Destroyed

AI could predict how much time people have left to live by analyzing body scans

There’s an elusive innovation that would revolutionize medicine: a way to detect disease before it becomes obvious. A study recently published in the journal Scientific Reports could bring us a step closer … Continue reading AI could predict how much time people have left to live by analyzing body scans

Newfound Alien Planet Is Best Place Yet to Search for Life

A newly discovered planet around a distant star may jump to the top of the list of places where scientists should go looking for alien life.  The alien world known as … Continue reading Newfound Alien Planet Is Best Place Yet to Search for Life

Scientists might finally understand one of the most basic but mysterious aspects of our heartbeats

When it comes to something as essential and universal as a heartbeat, you’d think scientists would have the science behind it pretty much figured out. But for centuries, the physics … Continue reading Scientists might finally understand one of the most basic but mysterious aspects of our heartbeats

First Clouded Leopard Cub Produced with Cryopreserved Semen

The Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute and the Nashville Zoo are pleased to announce the birth of a male clouded leopard on March 1, 2017 from an artificial … Continue reading First Clouded Leopard Cub Produced with Cryopreserved Semen

World’s Oldest Fossils Possibly Uncovered in Canada

Scientists recently found evidence of ancient lifeforms in rocks in Canada. Within these fossils were tiny tubes of a mineral called hematite, a form of iron. The researchers believe these … Continue reading World’s Oldest Fossils Possibly Uncovered in Canada

Mysterious ‘Cosmic’ Jellyfish Spotted in Remote Ocean Depths

Video via oceanexplorergov An ethereal, ‘cosmic’ jellyfish was spotted in some of the deepest reaches of the ocean, hovering near a previously unexplored seamount. The luminous sea creature, which may be … Continue reading Mysterious ‘Cosmic’ Jellyfish Spotted in Remote Ocean Depths

Newfound primate teeth take a big bite out of the evolutionary tree of life: The new species of primate from India is distantly related to the lemurs of Madagascar

The new species Ramadapis sahnii existed 11 to 14 million years ago and is a member of the ancient Sivaladapidae primate family. It consumed leaves and was about the size … Continue reading Newfound primate teeth take a big bite out of the evolutionary tree of life: The new species of primate from India is distantly related to the lemurs of Madagascar

Frogs Fit on a Fingertip: Tiny New Species Discovered in India

Vijayan’s night frog (Nyctibatrachus pulivijayani) is a miniature frog from the Agasthyamala hills in the Western Ghats, India. Credit: SD Biju Some of the smallest known frogs were recently discovered … Continue reading Frogs Fit on a Fingertip: Tiny New Species Discovered in India

Math and the Best Life — an Interview With Francis Su

The ancient Greeks argued that the best life was filled with beauty, truth, justice, play and love. The mathematician Francis Su knows just where to find them. Mark Skovorodko for … Continue reading Math and the Best Life — an Interview With Francis Su

Life Continues Within the Body After Death, Evidence Shows

Even after someone is declared dead, life continues in the body, suggests a surprising new study with important implications. Gene expression — when information stored in DNA is converted into … Continue reading Life Continues Within the Body After Death, Evidence Shows

New organisms have been formed using the first ever 6-letter genetic code

Scientists have engineered the first ever ‘semi-synthetic’ organisms, by breeding E. coli bacteria with an expanded, six-letter genetic code. While every living thing on Earth is formed according to a … Continue reading New organisms have been formed using the first ever 6-letter genetic code