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As scientists search for evidence of life on other worlds in our solar system and beyond, they’re starting to ask how to define life in the first place.
Water usually means life. But could too much water snuff out life before it has a chance to evolve?
An immensely powerful flare from a tiny red dwarf is helping us understand just how important these stars can be to giving life across the universe to chance to develop.
A star named V883 Ori is going through a growth spurt, and as it does, it’s showing us just how abundant the building blocks of life might be throughout the universe.
A pair of researchers propose that a simpler molecule used in photosynthesis by ancient bacteria may have been widespread on early Earth and could be prevalent on alien worlds.
A new idea in the search for intelligent alien life argues that we should focus on aliens that could see us too.
Enceladus is starting to look like a better and better place to look for aliens with Cassini's every pass.
A new conspiracy book thinks it has a slam dunk argument for why humans were genetically engineers by aliens.
When confronted with aliens that could challenge a faith that hasn't changed for over a thousand years, theologians stand ready and willing... to rationalize away the facts and nuances of their own religion.
The three constants of life seem to be death, taxes, and Chandra Wickramasinghe claiming space agencies are hiding proof of alien life.