October 16, 2014

A Supersecret Spacecraft Comes Back to Earth After Two Years

The U.S. Air Force has kept an unmanned space shuttle in orbit for the past two years, and it seems no one without security clearance knows […]
October 10, 2014

The reason Mars One colonists could die will surprise you

There’s a battle of the brains under way online about just how long the first human colonists to set up a new home on Mars will […]
October 5, 2014

NASA Eyes Crew Deep Sleep Option for Mars Mission

A NASA-backed study explores an innovative way to dramatically cut the cost of a human expedition to Mars — put the crew in stasis. Last year, […]
September 26, 2014

Complex organic molecule found in interstellar space

Scientists have found the beginnings of life-bearing chemistry at the centre of the galaxy. Iso-propyl cyanide has been detected in a star-forming cloud 27,000 light-years from […]
September 20, 2014

Who’s Out There?—Minimal Cells, on Mars First?

Why does Mars look like a good candidate for generating life on Earth? Steven Benner , the chemist who started the Foundation for Applied Molecular Evolution, “…presented the […]
September 3, 2014

Sex geckos die in orbit on Russian space project

Five gecko lizards sent into orbit on a Russian space satellite as part of a sex experiment have all died, the Russian space agency says. The […]
September 2, 2014

Suit Up! Final Frontier Design Launches Space Suit Experience in NYC

    NEW YORK — If you’ve ever wanted a taste of outer space living without ever leaving Earth, Final Frontier Design has a suit for […]
August 18, 2014

Who’s Out There?—Clues From the Conference “Alife 2014”

First, a follow up on hurdles life must jump in order to get started.  Here’s a grand one, as reported by Christopher Crockett in Science News, […]
August 11, 2014

He laughs, learns, and has impeccable manners. Oh, and he's a robot

Its name is Jibo, and it’s a sign of how emotion will play a key role in the integration of robots in our daily lives. At […]