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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.

space dust
2014-01-27 04:25:05

Dust that originates from comets, asteroids and leftover debris from the birth of the Solar System could deliver water and organic material to the Earth and other terrestrial planets, according to a recent Proceedings of the National Academy of Science paper.

Modern Adaptation Of Miller-Urey Origin Of Life Experiments
2014-01-21 13:05:47

Today, January 21, JoVE, the Journal of Visualized Experiments, published a modern approach to a famed experiment that explored one of the most intriguing research questions facing scientists today—the origin of life on earth.

2013-11-29 14:32:43

A team of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators working to create "protocells" – primitive synthetic cells consisting of a nucleic acid strand encased within a membrane-bound compartment – have accomplished an important step towards their goal.

Minerals Were Scarce When Life First Formed On Earth: Study
2013-11-26 08:05:20

Just eight percent of the nearly 5,000 different types of minerals currently found on Earth were present on or near the planet’s surface when life first originated, according to new research appearing in the latest edition of the American Journal of Science.

Clay May Have Been Cradle Of Life
2013-11-08 11:08:34

Often viewed as an apparently infertile blend of various minerals, clay might have actually been the birthplace of life on Earth, say Cornell researchers.

Was Life On Earth Jump-Started By Icy Comet Impact?
2013-09-16 07:00:57

An international group of scientists has discovered that life on Earth may have been jump-started when icy comets bombarded the planet billions of years ago.

Sutter's Mill Meteorite Considered Scientific Gold
2013-09-11 05:44:09

Researchers from Arizona State University have made an important discovery about the possible inventory of molecules available to the early Earth.

New Computational Approaches Speed Up Exploration Of The Universe
2013-09-05 11:52:32

How many different molecules can be created when you release one of the universe's most reactive substances, hydrogen cyanide, in the lab? And will the process create some particularly interesting molecules?


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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