Life on the Planet Mercury? ‘It’s Not Completely Nuts’

Science|Life on the Planet Mercury?The study theorizes that the “chaotic terrain” on Mercury’s surface was formed by activity underneath the planet’s barren, scorched exterior, and not a collision. Read more »

Coronavirus Live Updates: Public Life Curtailed as Nations Step Up Restrictions

As the virus continues to spread across the United States, public life is increasingly shut down.Jérôme Salomon, a top official at the French health ministry, said the situation was “deteriorating very quickly. Read more »

Endless Night at -50 Degrees: A Look at Life on an Icebreaker

The Mosaic expedition (shorthand for Multidisciplinary Drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate) is organized by the Alfred Wegener Institute and is expected to continue until September., maybe it’s time to go back to civilization and recharge myself. Read more »

Billionaire Yusaku Maezawa Calls Off TV Search for Moon Trip ‘Life Partner’

Style|Billionaire Yusaku Maezawa Calls Off TV Search for Moon Trip ‘Life Partner’Yusaku Maezawa had posted an advertisement seeking a woman to go with him on a SpaceX flight around the moon.Yusaku Maezawa, the founder of the online fashion retailer Zozotown, was announced in 2018 as the first private passenger for a planned SpaceX flight around the moon. Read more »

This Strange Microbe May Mark One of Life’s Great Leaps

matterA organism living in ocean muck offers clues to the origins of the complex cells of all animals and plants.Two billion years ago, simple cells gave rise to far more complex cells. Read more »

Who Is Yusaku Maezawa, the Japanese Billionaire Seeking a ‘Special Woman’ for Space — and Life?

Yusaku Maezawa, the Japanese billionaire chosen to be the first private passenger by SpaceX.This makes him something of an anomaly in Japan, which has one of the world’s most conservative corporate cultures. Read more »

As Water Runs Low, Can Life in the Outback Go On?

Fleur Magick Dennis and her son James carrying drinking water home from the town hall in Euchareena, Australia.But Australia, the most arid inhabited continent, is unique among developed nations in its vulnerability to the effects of climate change, scientists say. Read more »

How Life on Our Planet Made It Through Snowball Earth

Science|How Life on Our Planet Made It Through Snowball EarthRusty rocks left over from some of our planet’s most extreme ice ages hint at oases for survival beneath the freeze.But from about 720 to 635 million years ago, temperatures swerved the other way as the planet became encased in ice during the two ice ages known as Snowball Earth. Read more »

The Modern Life of Origami, an Art as Old as Paper

Zeichner explained — it means “to fold paper” in Japanese — and paper in sheet form is thought to have been invented in China around 105 A.“Showing your technique is one of the biggest aspects of origami,” said Taro Yaguchi, the founder of Taro’s Origami Studio in Brooklyn. Read more »

They Didn’t Find Life in a Hopeless Place

Science|They Didn’t Find Life in a Hopeless PlaceTrilobitesIn some of the world’s saltiest, most acidic bodies of superheated water, even the most extreme forms of archaea couldn’t survive.If an organism could survive in such an unforgiving place, scientists would need to expand their search parameters for life in more unwelcoming corners of other worlds. Read more »

What Whales and Dolphins Left Behind for Life in the Ocean

Science|What Whales and Dolphins Left Behind for Life in the OceanTrilobitesThe ancestors of dolphins and whales survived in the seas by shedding genes involved in sleep, DNA repair and other seemingly critical activities.ImageSperm whales in waters near the Azores Islands in the Atlantic Ocean. Read more »

Labradoodle Creator Says the Breed Is His Life’s Regret

CreditCreditUniversal Images Group, via Getty ImagesThe inventor of the labradoodle, the ubiquitous, mopheaded designer dog, said that creating the mixed breed was one of his life’s regrets.“I opened a Pandora box and released a Frankenstein monster,” the creator, Wally Conron, said on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s podcast “Sum of All Parts” last week. Read more »

A Battle Is Raging in the Tree of Life

Ctenophores, also called comb jellies, are soft blobs wreathed by feathery cilia.For the past decade, the two groups have been caught up in a raging battle, at least in the pages of scientific journals. Read more »

How ‘The Lion King’ Gets Real-Life Lion Family Dynamics Wrong

ImageLuke, the father of the National Zoo’s lion pride, with the more dominant females, Shera and Naba.And they certainly don’t try to return home once they’ve left the lion pride. Read more »

‘Mundos Alternos,’ Where Other Worlds Come to Life

ImageChico MacMurtrie’s “Organic Arches (Time Traveler),” 2014/2017, at the Queens Museum.CreditCreditChico MacMurtrie and Amorphic Robot Works; Hai ZhangThe cast of the original “Star Trek” television series is the classic example of science fiction’s myopia. Read more »

Life in a City Without Water: Anxious, Exhausting and Sweaty

ImageResidents collecting water delivered by a tanker in the Royapettah district in Chennai, India, last month.For much of his life, his family relied on what city water came through the pipes. Read more »

Scientists Are Giving Dead Brains New Life. What Could Go Wrong?

, let’s see if this” — slices of cellularly revived brain tissue — “is the way to go,” Sestan said.“It’s kind of amazing, considering everything that came later, but that was the origin,” Sestan told me. Read more »

NASA Rover on Mars Detects Puff of Gas That Hints at Possibility of Life

ImageA self-portrait of NASA's Curiosity rover on Mars in June 2018.Two decades later, planetary scientists thought Mars might have been warmer, wetter and more habitable in its youth some 4 billion years ago. Read more »

A Drug Prolonged Life in Younger Women With Advanced Breast Cancer

Sylvia Adams, a breast cancer specialist and researcher at NYU Langone Health’s Perlmutter Cancer Center, said in an email.In the United States, 268,600 new cases of breast cancer are expected this year, and 41,760 deaths. Read more »

A Billion-Year-Old Fungus May Hold Clues to Life’s Arrival on Land

It is the oldest fungus fossil ever found, scientists reported.By comparing the DNA of different species, scientists have drawn an evolutionary tree of fungi. Read more »