On faster spinning planets, life could be hiding out under the atmosphere

Astrobiologists search for molecular oxygen as an indicator of life on other planets, but finding them isn't that straightforward

Boosting one enzyme could help protect our brains when oxygen is limited

New research examines how hydrogen sulfide gas is processed in the brain during hypoxia

Marine archaea make oxygen in the dark using nitrite

Meet Nitrosopumilus maritimus, which is capable of a never-before-seen oxygen synthesis method

Why does COVID-19 often cause brain fog?

Low oxygen supplies in the brain make it difficult to think and carry out every day activities

The mysterious cause of sea star wasting syndrome is a mystery no more

Sea stars suffer when microorganisms living on them suck up too much oxygen from the water

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An unexpected green afterglow helped a storm chaser discover a new lightning phenomenon

"Sprites" can lead to new insights about lightning storm dynamics

Being exposed to reactive oxygen helps worms live longer lives

Worms exposed to reactive oxygen species early in life actually lived about 18% longer than their unexposed counterparts

Scientists have created the first-ever 18-carbon ring, a major feat of molecular architecture

They used electric currents and high-resolution microscopes to remove individual oxygen atoms from a larger carbon molecule

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What ancient salt can tell us about life on Earth

Scientists are finding more evidence about how our planet gained oxygen

Can exercise counteract the effects of aging on our muscles?

New research is making it seem increasingly likely – to a point