Scientists Test Galactic Hop-ons

Might ancient microbes have traveled to Earth aboard meteorites? Russian scientists plan to put this theory to the test by sending a canister of Earth life on a round trip to the Martian moon of Phobos. Will these life forms come back alive or potentially contaminate other worlds?

Will our planet ever find love?

Earthlings are basically looking for the same thing in the night sky that any lonely grad student yearns for at a bar: something we can relate to outside of ourselves. So just how are we planning to make a love connection?