October 2011: The Search for Alien Life


The Search for Alien Life Is On

New missions and discoveries on Earth, within our solar system and beyond are bringing us closer than ever to finding alien life on other planets by Jennifer Abbasi

Searching in All the Right Places

Why we’re closer than ever to the discovery that will change everything by Jennifer Abbasi

[Scientist in a Strange Land

Last December, Felisa Wolfe-Simon announced the discovery of a microbe that could change the way we understand life in the universe. Soon she found herself plunged into a maelstrom of bitter backlash and intemperate criticism. A dispatch from the frontiers of the new peer review By Tom Clynes


Our yearly list of young geniuses shaking up science includes scientists making new forms of geometry, better HIV drugs, studying sun plasma, butterfly pharmacology and more.

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