Aliens may be more like us than we think, according to evolutionary biology.
In 1957 the space race was on between the Soviet Union and the US, but it was the Russians who managed to send the first living thing into orbit
A regenerating worm from Earth has come back from the International Space Station with two heads, a shock finding that may have significant implications for advanced health care for humans.
Researchers in Japan are hoping microbes from Space could hold the secret to the origins of life on Earth.
The international Space Station crew is to take one giant leaf for mankind when it tucks into vegetables grown in space.
A batch grown last month
Record-breaking astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti, freshly back on Earth after a six-month stint in space, has become a social media star.
The Rosetta probe has managed to detect organic molecules in the comet’s atmosphere, before it ran out of power.
The Philae lander instruments
Where does life come from?
Are we really just stardust?
And is there life elsewhere than on this planet?
A new form of science poses all these