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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?

New Evidence Suggests Earthlings Started Life As Martians
2013-08-29 07:02:33

Scientists have long posited life on Earth may have started somewhere else in the universe, many pointing to the Red Planet. Now, new evidence is emerging that may hold some truth to that long-debated theory.

Near-optimal Genetic Code Model Created By Researchers
2013-08-29 04:15:01

By creating a model of genetic code evolution, researchers have discovered new information about how RNA signaling could have developed into the “near-optimal” modern genetic code.


Word of the Day
obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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