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artificial protocells
2014-10-21 02:30:09

How did life originate? And can scientists create life? These questions not only occupy the minds of scientists interested in the origin of life, but also researchers working with technology of the future.

Researchers Show Evidence Of Common Mineral Capable Of Making, Breaking Bonds
2014-07-30 03:37:00

ASU team shows evidence for one mineral affecting the most fundamental process in organic chemistry: Carbon-hydrogen bond breaking and making

Classic Groundbreaking Experiment On Early Earth Peptides Replicated
2014-06-26 08:11:39

In a tribute to his old mentor and colleague, a marine chemistry professor at the University of California, San Diego was able to successfully replicate a mysterious and groundbreaking experiment by the “Father of Pre-biotic Chemistry.”

Organic Conundrum In Milky Way’s Satellite Galaxy, The Large Magellanic Cloud
2014-06-23 03:03:26

A group of organic chemicals that are considered carcinogens and pollutants today on Earth, but are also thought to be the building blocks for the origins of life, may hold clues to how carbon-rich chemicals created in stars are processed and recycled in space.

Karen Smith
2014-04-17 08:40:45

Ancient Earth might have had an extraterrestrial supply of vitamin B3 delivered by carbon-rich meteorites, according to a new analysis by NASA-funded researchers.

New Study Outlines 'Water World' Theory Of Life's Origins
2014-04-16 11:27:36

Life took root more than four billion years ago on our nascent Earth, a wetter and harsher place than now, bathed in sizzling ultraviolet rays. What started out as simple cells ultimately transformed into slime molds, frogs, elephants, humans and the rest of our planet's living kingdoms. How did it all begin?

Did Life Originate At Deep Sea Vents?
2014-04-10 10:34:45

One of the greatest mysteries facing humans is how life originated on Earth. Scientists have determined approximately when life began (roughly 3.8 billion years ago), but there is still intense debate about exactly how life began. One possibility has grown in popularity in the last two decades - that simple metabolic reactions emerged near ancient seafloor hot springs, enabling the leap from a non-living to a living world.

Fuel Cells May Have Answers To The Rise Of Life
2014-03-14 10:32:15

How life arose from the toxic and inhospitable environment of our planet billions of years ago remains a deep mystery.

Looking To Geology To Find Answers Of How Life On Earth Originated
2014-03-13 10:20:59

By simulating a geologic precursor of cell metabolism, a team of British and American scientists have taken an important step toward understanding how life arose on Earth. Widely supported theories posit that life emerged on Earth around hydrothermal vents on the ocean floor...

New Techniques Tease Out Building Blocks Of Life In Meteorites
2014-02-04 06:24:52

Scientists have long delved into the mysteries of the origins of life here on Earth and more recently have found evidence pointing to the skies above us. Some evidence has been found in material created in space and delivered to Earth via comets and meteors, containing the building blocks for life.


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