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Fake News: Mars Edition, circa 1877

By Diana Kwon | January 1, 2018

Giovanni Schiaparelli’s maps of Mars sparked the belief that intelligent life exists on the planet.

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Infographic: The Hazards of Life on Mars

By Diana Kwon | December 1, 2017

High levels of radiation, among other health risks, challenge the future colonation of the Red Planet.

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Search for Life on the Red Planet

By Diana Kwon | December 1, 2017

Growing evidence points to a once-habitable world—and recent findings suggest that life could exist on Mars today.

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Mars Simulation Concludes

By Ashley P. Taylor | September 18, 2017

Researchers in a psychology experiment emerge from eight months of isolation in a dome atop a Hawaiian mountaintop.

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Surface of Mars Hostile to Microbes

By Bob Grant | July 6, 2017

Researchers confirm that chemicals present in the dust of the Red Planet are highly toxic to bacteria.

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Microbes Persist in Super-Salty Conditions

By Tanya Lewis | June 23, 2016

Extremophiles can thrive on perchlorates and metabolize carbon monoxide, researchers report.

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Stubbornly Persistent

By Mary Beth Aberlin | February 1, 2015

Microorganisms continually challenge our assumptions of what life can achieve.

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Marks of Martians?

By Molly Sharlach | December 18, 2014

NASA’s Curiosity rover finds chemical signatures that point to the possibility of life on Mars.

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The Scientist on The Pulse #1

By Kerry Grens | December 13, 2013

Kerry Grens updates the latest science news for December 13, 2013

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image: Hospitable Lake Found on Mars

Hospitable Lake Found on Mars

By Kerry Grens | December 10, 2013

The possibility of Martian life gets a boost from evidence of an ancient freshwater lake.

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