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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.

Origins Of Life On Earth May Help Hunt For Life On Other Planets
2013-07-31 10:19:02

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.

Martian Meteorite Has Building Block Of Life
2013-06-12 11:41:42

A Martian meteorite discovered in Antarctica was found to contain some of the early building blocks of life.

Comets Brought Organic Ingredients For Life
2013-06-06 08:23:25

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.

Meteorites Brought Phosphorus Life To Earth
2013-06-05 12:53:49

New research has determined that meteorites that impacted Earth some 3.5 billion years ago could have helped kick start life on this planet.

Billion Year-Old Water Found On Earth May Hold Key To Finding Life On Mars
2013-05-16 10:31:00

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.

2013-04-08 12:13:20

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.


Word of the Day
orbity
  • A bereavement by loss of parents or children; the state of being orbate; orbation.
The word 'orbity' ultimately comes from a Latin word meaning 'bereaved'.