Magnetic shield could protect life on super-Earths

So-called super-Earth planets may have a magnetic shield that could protect any life present from harmful radiation, say researchers.

Wind could feed world's total energy demand

There's enough power available in winds to meet the whole of the world's energy demand, says a Carnegie Institution for Science report.

New type of carbon is hard enough to dent diamonds

A new form of very hard carbon clusters with a rather unusual structure is so hard it dented the diamond anvil used in its creation.

Scientists spot supernova before it blows

Carnegie Institution for Science scientists believe they've identified a type 1a supernova in the making.

Organic carbon originated on Mars

New, NASA-funded research indicates that very large molecules containing carbon - a key ingredient for the building blocks of life - have originated on Mars.