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April 30, 2014

 

Grey-colored, circular stromatolites

Searching For Earth’s Oldest Life

How far back does the fossil record really go anyway? It might not be as far as you think.

April 22, 2014

 

A technician stands in front of six of the James Webb Telescope's gigantic mirrors.

Red Dwarf Stars And The Search For Extraterrestrial Life

As it turns out, life may not be limited to orbits around sun-like stars.

September 25, 2013

 

water droplets on the side of a plastic bottle

A Tale Of Very Old Water

Canadian scientists studying water found deep in an underground mine have determined that the water is at least 1.5 billion years old, and maybe much older.

August 29, 2012

 

neurons in the brain

What Happens When You Lose Neurons?

Around age 20, we begin to lose neurons to the process of aging. By 75, nearly one-tenth of the neurons you were born with have died.

December 8, 2010

 

mono_lake

NASA Discovers New Life Form

A new discovery suggests that living organisms may exist in places that scientists never before dreamed possible.

August 10, 2009

 

Four surgeons performing on patient

How Does Your Surgeon Prepare For The Big Operation?

Surgeons have pretty tedious jobs. One mistake could result in the death of a patient. How do these professionals prepare for such stressful situations?

November 26, 2008

 

Storm Waves

Killer Seas

Most people know about the mass extinction of the dinosaurs, but did you know there have been about twenty-three mass extinctions since life began on earth?

October 30, 2008

 

High above Earth's atmosphere

The Habitable Zone

Could there be life on other planets? Given how unfathomably large the universe is, there very well could be.

December 27, 2005

 

L. G. M.?

Last time we mentioned the time when Soviet radio astronomers went public about listening in on radio signals from an alien civilization. As it turned out, what they were actually listening to was a quasar: the blazing core of a galaxy that can emit radio waves that fluctuate in a regular pattern. So regular, in fact, that people thought it was an alien intelligence. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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