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Milky Way may have 100 million life-supporting planets

Last Updated: Thursday, June 05, 2014, 22:38

Our Milky Way galaxy may house 100 million other planets that could support complex life, according to a new study.

Butterfly `eyespots` reveals origin of life

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 15:54

It may still be a quandary - which came first, the chicken or the egg. With a study of the colorful “eyespots” on the wings of some butterflies, scientists have come closer to explaining how one breed of chicken evolved into another.

Life may have originated at bottom of sea: Study

Last Updated: Sunday, April 27, 2014, 16:37

A lab reconstruction of Earth`s "ancient ocean" has suggested that how the first organisms on the planet could have become metabolically active at the bottom of the sea.

Robot sex to determine how life began!

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 22:43

This may come straight from Ripley`s Believe It or Not! Scientists have performed robot sex to find how life began on earth.

`Fuel cell model` sheds new light on origin of life

Last Updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014, 15:04

In a path-breaking research, scientists have developed a `fuel cell model` for developing a similar energetic process that may have led to the emergence of life on Earth.

`Fuel cell model` sheds new light on origin of life

Last Updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014, 15:03

In a path-breaking research, scientists have developed a `fuel cell model` for developing a similar energetic process that may have led to the emergence of life on Earth.

Animals can live and grow even with very limited oxygen supplies

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 10:46

New studies of a small sea sponge fished out of a Danish fjord have shown that complex life does not need high levels of oxygen in order to live and grow.

Sea lion shows surprising rhythmic ability

Last Updated: Sunday, February 16, 2014, 15:50

Ronan, a rescued sea lion, has a unique talent that has shed new light on animal cognition.

New NASA technique to scan space dust for alien life

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 04, 2014, 21:50

A new technique to scan extremely small meteorite samples for ingredients of life has been developed by NASA scientists to unravel the mysterious origin of life.

What lies beneath our feet? A diverse life

Last Updated: Monday, December 30, 2013, 12:37

There is life below our earth`s surface - in an atmosphere with no light or air - and now it is being catalogued.

Ancient minerals that could have existed when life began on Earth revealed

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 26, 2013, 17:05

A new analysis of Hadean mineralogy challenges the assumption that the mineral species found on Earth today are much the same as they were during Earth`s first 550 million years.

Clay might have been cradle of life on Earth

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 06, 2013, 15:36

Clay might have given birth to complex biochemicals that make life possible, a new study ash suggested.