How hard is it for evolution to produce intelligent life like humans? We don't really know, but some computational modelers tried to answer the question.
Biological processes might have led to greater continental crust coverage than would be expected on a planet without life.
Astrobiologists have discovered a possible new pathway for the prebiotic self-assembly of biologically important molecules by replicating extreme conditions caused by asteroid impacts.
The brain of one of popular culture’s most infamous dinosaurs helps to clarify its diet and hearing range.
Sauropods were previously thought to have had their heyday in the Late Jurassic period. Recent fossil evidence says it was probably much earlier than that.
When did simple life become more complex, such as the modern animals we see today? A recent study may have uncovered evidence for one of these turning points. At Nilpena National Heritage Site, South Australia, scientists discovered new fossils that have never been seen before.
Water has molded our planet into what it is today, in ways you may not have imagined! #water #waterislife
Were metabolic pathways established before life emerged? New experiments observe life-like patterns self-propagating on #mineral surfaces. #astrobiology #geobiology
How and why humans exist are questions that have challenged different cultures ever since the dawn of civilization. Many scientists have taken upon their shoulders the duty of answering these fundamental questions, coming up with several especially creative ideas over the past few decades. One prominent idea is that…
Scientists use advanced lab techniques to examine every detail of the ruby slippers to understand what they are made of, the age of the materials, and their present state. As a result, they learned how to protect them from deteriorating further.