Archives: Cosmos

New technologies and techniques are searching for signs of alien life as never before. What and where will that potential life be?


A new paper questions the validity of Dunbar’s number, which places a limit on social interactions.


2000-year-old seeds of extinct Judean date palm shows Roman influence in Middle East.


New device speeds up evaporation to desalinate water.

Brief hover demonstrates that controlled flight is possible in thin Martian gravity, only about a third of Earth’s.

Microbe may have been in evolutionary stasis for millions of years.

A discovery about the chemistry of aerosols has implications for climate modelling and pollution control.

Pores stay closed to prevent water loss during drought.

Regent honeyeaters lose ability to sing their tune as populations decline.

Humans evolved to run on less water than primate relatives.