Scientists unravel the mystery of life's origins

 Scientists have provided a deeper insight into the mystery of origins of life and how life on Earth began 3.6 billion years ago.

Young solar system found around nearby star

 Astronomers have recently discovered a young solar system around a nearby star that resembles Earth's solar system.

Britain's oldest vegetarian dinosaur found

 Scientists have identified Britain's oldest sauropod (plant-eaters) dinosaur from a fossil bone discovered on the Yorkshire coast.

NASA testing new Mars lander for 2016 landing
NASA testing new Mars lander for 2016 landing

In March 2016, NASA will send a unique Mars lander to explore the Red Planet's deep interior to find clues about how all rocky planets, including the Earth, formed and evolved.

Astronomers spot shock collision inside black hole jet
Astronomers spot shock collision inside black hole jet

 Astronomers have discovered for the first time a rear-end collision between two high-speed knots of ejected matter.

Sudden ice loss in Antarctica affects Earth's gravity field
Sudden ice loss in Antarctica affects Earth's gravity field

A sudden increase in ice loss in a previously stable region of Antarctica is causing small changes in the gravity field of the Earth, says a team of scientists.

NASA soil moisture mission begins beaming key science
NASA soil moisture mission begins beaming key science

NASA's new Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) mission to map global soil moisture and detect whether soils are frozen or thawed has begun science operations.

'Advanced' ancient civilisation fell victim to comet 13,000 years ago

New evidence suggests that an advanced ancient race on Earth fell victim to a comet 13,000 years ago.

Earth's capacity to absorb CO2 has gone up: Study
Earth's capacity to absorb CO2 has gone up: Study

There are some good and bad news for climate change enthusiasts. 

'Newly identified' 100 Million-year-old grass could be the oldest on Earth!

Scientists have found a 100 million-year-old specimen of grass preserved in amber in Myanmar.

Overcast morning, scorching afternoon is daily forecast for alien planets
Overcast morning, scorching afternoon is daily forecast for alien planets

Weather on Earth is way better that on some alien worlds, because as per a new report, there the daily forecast is cloudy, overcast skies in the morning and scorching heat in the afternoon.

Huge asteroid to pass close to Earth on Thursday
Huge asteroid to pass close to Earth on Thursday

A giant asteroid, measuring over a kilometer across, will pass very close to the Earth on Thursday (May 14, 2015), according to NASA.

God will judge you on whether you cared for Earth: Pope

Pope Francis has warned the rich and powerful that God will judge them on whether they fed the poor and cared for the Earth.

As global CO2 breaks records, India faces dilemma

During the week of April 6 to 12, average carbon dioxide (CO2) levels touched 404.02 parts per million (ppm), the highest-ever in recent human history - and 15 percdent above the levels of 350 ppm scientists say is ideal for Earth.

Dead NASA probe reveals Mercury's magnetic field secrets
Dead NASA probe reveals Mercury's magnetic field secrets

Mercury's magnetic field is almost four billion years old, data from NASA's Messenger probe has revealed. It orbited Mercury for four years before crashing into the planet last week.

Earth-like oceans may be common on other planets

Water delivery via asteroids or comets is likely taking place in many other planetary systems, just as it happened on Earth, according to a new research that suggests Earth-like oceans may be common on other planets.

'Missing link' microbes may help explain how we evolved from single cells

Newly discovered microbes can explain evolution of animals from single-celled organisms.

Asteroids contain water essential for life on planets
Asteroids contain water essential for life on planets

Water delivery via asteroids or comets is most likely taking place in many other planetary systems just as it happened on Earth, British astronomers say.

Doomed Russian spacecraft may crash into the Earth Friday
Doomed Russian spacecraft may crash into the Earth Friday

A Russian spaceship that spun out of control since launching last week may re-enter the atmosphere and crash into the earth Friday, according to scientists.

First proof of planetary system under formation

Researchers from the University of Toronto have offered first-ever proof of a planetary system under formation.