Among eight new Kepler planets found are the two most Earth-like to date, with possible conditions for the propagation of life.
Soon, a scanner using light spectroscopy might be able to tell if you have cavities or if you're giving all your teeth equal attention when you brush.
A meteorite from Mars that landed on Earth in 2011 contains a carbon compound that is biological in origin.
The discovery of water vapor in the atmosphere of the planet opens up more understanding about planet formation and the possibility of life outside our solar system.
The Stonehenge site is much larger than first supposed, with a digital mapping project revealing previously unknown monuments.
Some suns gobble up the planets revolving around them, creating unique chemical signatures that could help astronomers in their planetary hunt.
Yet another alleged "miracle" product has hit Kickstarter, but we're still some time away from a handheld food-analysing spectrometer.
Identifying distant planets that might be able to support life turns out not to be as straightforward as we might think, new research finds.
Crave's Eric Mack recently trekked to the top of Hawaii's Mauna Kea volcano to visit one of the most advanced observatories on Earth, the "eyes of humanity" in the middle of the Pacific.
Observations made with the Hubble Space Telescope show how our galaxy has grown over billions of years.