New Toxic Hot Spring Looks Like an Acid-Fuelled Nightmare

It looks like the set from a 1950s scifi flick, but this toxic, funhouse-coloured hot spring isn’t humanity’s first deadly encounter with alien biology. Although it is home to some very strange life forms, and we’re not sure what would happen if those gloves came off. Read More >>

All the Crazy Ways Life Has Evolved to Cope with Extreme Heat

Humans aren’t very good at dealing with heat — we either sweat miserably or rack up crazy AC bills. But some life forms have to live with scorching temperatures and extreme drought all the time. Here are some of the most bizarre strategies they’ve evolved for staying cool and hydrated. Read More >>

How Planet Hunters are Going to Find the Next Earth

Twenty years ago, discovering another Earth sounded like a science fictional dream. But within a generation, astronomers now believe we might do just that. Read More >>