Can material rivaling graphene be mined out of rocks? Yes, if...

Will one-atom-thick layers of molybdenum disulfide, a compound that occurs naturally in rocks, prove to be better than graphene for electronic applications? There are many signs that might prove to be the case. But physicists from the Faculty of Physics at the University of Warsaw have shown that the nature of the phenomena occurring in layered materials are still ill-understood and require further research.

NASA's Mars Curiosity Rover finds more evidence of water in Red Planet's past

NASA's Mars Curiosity rover has identified evidence of water-bearing minerals in rocks near where it had previously found clay minerals inside a drilled rock.

Study supports theory that Earth life came from elsewhere

Scientists say they've found the best evidence yet for panspermia - the theory that life on Earth developed from microorganisms brought here from other planets on asteroids, meteors and the like.

Mysterious magnetic moon rocks explained

Scientists believe they finally have an explanation for why magnetized rocks are found on the moon, even though it now has no magnetic field.

Nitrogen in rocks could help counter climate change

Researchers have discovered that forest trees can tap into the nitrogen found in rocks, boosting their growth and allowing them to take up more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

Billion-year-old chunk of North America traced to Antarctica

A team of international researchers has discovered more proof that areas of North America and Antarctica were connected over a billion years ago. Their evidence predates the formation of the super continent Pangaea.

Martian rocks could show signs of life

A team of researchers says that rocks in the Nili Fossae region of Mars may contain the fossilized remains of life.

Much more water on moon than thought

There's a lot more water in the moon's interior than previously believed, say scientists at the Carnegie Institution’s Geophysical Laboratory.

Mars may have been more suitable for life than thought

Scientists have discovered evidence sitting right under their noses that indicates there may have been more water on Mars than previously thought.