space biology
Polar Algae Survive More Than a Year in Space
Polar Algae Survive More Than a Year in Space
Joshua A. Krisch | Feb 12, 2017
Two samples of Sphaerocystis that spent 530 days growing on a panel outside of the International Space Station have returned to Earth largely unscathed.
Bacteria Show Signs of Starvation in Space
Bacteria Show Signs of Starvation in Space
Mallory Locklear | Nov 18, 2016
E. coli cultured on the International Space Station show increased expression of genes related to starvation and acid-resistance responses, researchers report.
Opinion: On Space and Health
Opinion: On Space and Health
Didier Schmitt | Sep 24, 2013
What health and space sciences can learn from each other to boost innovation
Radiation Risk for Mars Astronauts
Radiation Risk for Mars Astronauts
Kate Yandell | Jun 3, 2013
An instrument aboard the spaceship that carried Curiosity to Mars has found that deep space travelers would face worrying levels of radiation.
Water Once Ran on Mars
Jef Akst | Oct 1, 2012
The Curiosity rover discovers pebbles that were likely formed by ancient streams on the Red Planet.
Space-bound Fish
Jef Akst | Jul 31, 2012
Japanese astronauts deliver an aquarium to the International Space Station to study the effects of microgravity on marine life.
Space Rocks
Cristina Luiggi | May 31, 2012
Orbiting ultrasound machines are being used to diagnose and treat astronauts' kidney stones.