Latest Abiogenesis Stories
Researchers from Arizona State University have made an important discovery about the possible inventory of molecules available to the early Earth.
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?
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.
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.
Tracing the origins of life isn't only central to understanding our own history, it can also be important for discovering life on other planets.
A Martian meteorite discovered in Antarctica was found to contain some of the early building blocks of life.
Billions of years ago icy comets crashed into the Earth, and they could have produced life-providing organic compounds, including the building blocks of proteins and nucleobase pairs of DNA and RNA.
New research has determined that meteorites that impacted Earth some 3.5 billion years ago could have helped kick start life on this planet.
How did life begin? This question has been the focus of intense research for centuries, and while we have made significant strides, the answer still eludes us.
A structural biologist at the Florida State University College of Medicine has made discoveries that could lead scientists a step closer to understanding how life first emerged on Earth billions of years ago.
- An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
- A timorous, cowardly fellow.
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