The First Plants to Grow on the Moon Are Already Dead
Cotton sprouts grew for about one week in a biosphere brought to the Moon by China’s Chang’e-4 mission.
Plants Are Growing on the Moon for the First Time
Cotton seeds brought to the far side of the Moon by China's Chang'e-4 lander have sprouted.
There's a 'Subterranean Galapagos' Deep Inside the Earth
“A decade ago, we had no idea that the rocks beneath our feet could be so vastly inhabited.”
The Strange History of Steve Bannon and the Biosphere 2 Experiment
Here’s what happened when Trump’s chief strategist was given a mock Earth.
Rave Revivalism Meets Ambient Bubble Bath in This Week's Seven Most Played
We've rounded up the week's best music so you don't have to.
See Earth’s Biosphere as Abstract, Free-Flowing Forms
Architect and digital artist Navaneeth R. Nair graphically captures the Earth’s complexity.
Watch a Czech Planetarium Transform into a Mythic Light Show
Instead of the sky, INITI gives you an acid trip.
How Life on Earth Could Destroy Life on Mars
Could a virus or microbe from Earth screw up another planet's biosphere before we even discover it? Or could a Martian microbe brought back for scientific study spread an Andromeda Strain type of illness on Earth and wipe out humanity?
Morphing Fractal Orbs Spin and Shine in 'BIOSPHERE'
Find your favorite forms in visual artist Tatyana Zabanova's shifting, animated landscapes.
How Biosphere’s 'Microgravity' Became an Ambient Techno Classic
The 1991 album was re-released on June 23 after a successful Kickstarter campaign.
The Challenge of Recreating Earth
If humanity is ever going to expand beyond Earth, we’ll need to figure SimEarth out.
Earth's Deep Oil Reserves Are Teeming With Ancient Life
Earth's 'deep biosphere' is home to as many single-celled organisms as its surface. They may hold the key to explaining how life began—and even to how it might travel through space.