Barring some unstoppable and unforeseen geo-cataclysm such as a large asteroid impact, scientists who construct models of our planet’s distant future had previously posited a date of about 300 – … [Read full article]
New 'Extreme' Form of Bacteria Found In NASA, ESA Clean Rooms
A completely new bacterial life form that appears to inhabit only space agency ‘clean rooms’ has been classified after more than three years of investigation and analysis. Microbial lifeforms that … [Read full article]
Element Crucial For Life On Earth Probably Came From Mars, New Study Finds
Owing to the fact that it is far easier for a chunk of Mars to travel to Earth than the other way around, it is likely that certain elements necessary … [Read full article]
Extremophile Algae Survives Extreme Heat, Acidity, And Toxicity By Stealing The Genes Of Bacteria
How does a form of life go about becoming capable of surviving in the world’s most extreme environments? How does something go about developing resistance to extreme heat, acidity, and … [Read full article]
Microbial Life In An Undersea Volcano, New Limits Of Life Defined
A third of Earth’s organisms by mass are estimated to be the ones that live in the Earth’s rocks and sediments, but until now hardly anything has been known about … [Read full article]
Antarctic Science Team Discovers Hundreds of 'Extreme Microbes'
In what would be the microbiological equivalent of discovering buried treasure, a team of Antarctic bioscientists, led by Jenny Blamey of the Biosciences Foundation of Santiago, Chile, recently discovered a trove of some 300 microorganisms, 70% of which are previously unknown to science.
(Updated) Ancient Alien Bacteria Discovered in Meteorites?
NASA astrobiologist Richard Hoover, claims to have found ancient bacteria fossils in a rare class of meteorite — called CI1 carbonaceous chondrites — and will surely set the astrophysics/cosmology community (and the world) abuzz with excitement and controversy.
In Search of Missing Carbon & Life – 'Deep Earth' Mission Planned
It is the fundamental structural element of all living things. It is a key component of many energy sources, and, it is a crucial player in our planet’s climate system. … [Read full article]