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A funnel on Mars could be a place to look for...

A strangely shaped depression on Mars could be a new place to look for signs of life on the Red Planet, according to a...

Life in ancient oceans enabled by erosion from land

As scientists continue finding evidence for life in the ocean more than 3 billion years ago, those ancient fossils pose a paradox. Organisms, including...

Earthquakes, ‘Mars-quakes,’ and the possibility of life

A new study shows that rocks formed by the grinding together of other rocks during earthquakes are rich in trapped hydrogen -- a finding...

‘False’ biosignatures may complicate search for ancient life on Earth, other...

Self-assembling carbon microstructures created in a lab by University of Colorado Boulder researchers could provide new clues -- and new cautions -- in efforts...

New discovery shatters previous beliefs about Earth’s origin

A new study led by Western University's all-star cosmochemist Audrey Bouvier proves that the Earth and other planetary objects formed in the early years...

How hot is too hot for Earth-style life?

Mission seeks to answer key questions: How deep is Earth's habitable zone? How deep is the deep subseafloor biosphere? How does the deep biosphere...

Plant roots built beachhead for life on land

Plants -- even relatively small ones -- played a crucial role in establishing a beachhead for life on land, according to recent work by...

Arctic gives clues on worst mass extinction of life

Extreme global warming 252 million years ago caused a severe mass extinction of life on Earth. It took life up to 9 million years...

Studying life on the rocks

Much of modern life is deeply impacted by the behavior of ice. Now, new work from a team at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University...

Nearing the limits of life on Earth

It took Jackie Goordial over 1000 Petri dishes before she was ready to accept what she was seeing. Or not seeing. Goordial, a post-doctoral...

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