Earth

First Independence Day 2 Promo Art Brings Back that Iconic Spaceship

Aliens destroy the Earth with that iconic spaceship in the first poster.

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 09 June 2015 - 1:37PM

NOAA's Mapping of Arctic Microbes Could Help Take the Hunt for Alien Life From Sci-Fi to Reality

NOAA's mapping of microbes in Earth's Arctic circle could aid NASA in their hunt for alien life on Europa.

Alexandra Grunberg
Friday, 08 May 2015 - 3:03PM

Stephen Hawking: Humans Will Need to Colonize Other Planets Within the Next 1,000 Years

Stephen Hawking says humans won't survive much longer without "escaping beyond our fragile planet."

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 28 April 2015 - 12:28PM

Watch Live: Neil deGrasse Tyson to Host Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate About the Future of Earth's Water

Neil deGrasse Tyson will host a panel of experts discussing whether Earth will run out of water and whether extraterrestrial life...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 28 April 2015 - 11:55AM

Fox Renews Last Man on Earth for a Second Season

Will Forte's post-apocalyptic comedy "The Last Man on Earth" gets a second season on Fox.

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 08 April 2015 - 2:36PM

Colorful Life-Form Catalog May Help Us Find Alien Microbes

Scientists at Cornell University are creating a database of Earth microbes to help find and identify alien life forms.

Janey Tracey
Monday, 30 March 2015 - 12:16PM

Year in Space Starts This Week - What NASA Hopes to Learn from Twin Astronauts

Astronaut Scott Kelly is about to begin a year in space, and his identical twin, Mark, will undergo tests on Earth in order to observe...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 24 March 2015 - 2:43PM

Jupiter May Have Destroyed Super-Earths in Our Solar System By Shooting Asteroids at Them

Jupiter may have spiraled inward in our early solar system, causing a series of collisions that would have destroyed several...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 23 March 2015 - 4:44PM

NASA Finds That One Supernova Could Produce 7,000 Earths

One supernova 10,000 years ago could have left enough stardust to form 7,000 Earths, leading NASA to believe that supernovae routinely...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 20 March 2015 - 2:19PM

Full Schedule Released for 2015 WonderCon - Orphan Black, Last Man on Earth, Big Hero 6 and more!

The full schedule for WonderCon 2015 is out, and the convention boasts several exciting panels for sci-fi and comics fans, including...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 19 March 2015 - 4:39PM

NASA Releases Photo of Ireland from Space for St. Patrick's Day

Today, NASA celebrated St. Patrick's Day by releasing a true-color photo of a beautifully green Ireland from space:(function(d, s, id)...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 17 March 2015 - 12:14PM

Scientists Use Seismic Data to Get an Inside Look at Earth

Earthquake activity has allowed researchers to visualize the inside of the Earth, and it looks something like a kaleidoscopic marble:...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 16 March 2015 - 2:54PM

'Planetary' Documentary Features NASA Imagery and Earthly Sights, to Be Released on Earth Day

This Earth Day, filmmakers Guy Reid and Steve Kennedy will celebrate our planet by releasing their new documentary, Planetary, which...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 12 March 2015 - 12:56PM

Why Earth Is Only 'Marginally Habitable,' and a Portrait of a Superhabitable Planet

Could there be planets that are more habitable than Earth in our own galaxy? According to Rene Heller, an astrophysicist at McMaster...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 - 11:25AM

The Hidden Planet on the Other Side of the Sun - Debunked

For decades, science fiction has been fascinated by the concept of a "counter-Earth," or an Earth-sized planet that's equidistant from...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 24 February 2015 - 4:17PM

Earth Passing Through Dark Matter May Have Caused the Dinosaur Extinction

Dark matter and the dinosaur extinction are two of science's biggest mysteries, and it turns out that one might explain the other....

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 19 February 2015 - 1:16PM

UK Scientists Find Evidence that Aliens May Have Seeded Life on Earth

Did extraterrestrials deliberately seed the first life on Earth? Astrobiologists from the University of Buckingham have discovered a...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 13 February 2015 - 4:39PM

Watch: Bright Meteoritic Explosion Captured on New Zealand Dash Cam

A beautiful bright flash over the night sky of New Zealand's South Island was captured on camera earlier this week and experts believe...

Kieran Dickson
Thursday, 12 February 2015 - 11:18AM

Scientists Could Engineer the Earth So It Reflects the Sun's Rays - But They Shouldn't

In the 2013 film Snowpiercer, Earth is plunged into an ice age after a botched attempt to combat global warming by releasing a climate...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 11 February 2015 - 1:15PM

Will Forte to Answer Fan Calls to His Character on Last Man on Earth

Will Forte is creating, writing, and starring in the upcoming post-apocalyptic sitcom The Last Man on Earth, and now he will also take...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 10 February 2015 - 3:03PM