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Icy Cosmic Start For Amino Acids And DNA Ingredients Suggested By New Discoveries
2013-02-28 14:48:50

Using new technology at the telescope and in laboratories, researchers have discovered an important pair of prebiotic molecules in interstellar space.

JPL Bubbles Up Organics Using Ocean Vent Simulator
2013-01-17 09:25:23

This week, fizzy ocean water and the alkaline fluid that bubbles up from deep ocean vents are coursing through a structure at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. that is reminiscent of the pillared Emerald City in the Wizard of Oz.

Scientists Offer New Way To Look At The Origins Of Life
2012-12-13 15:45:08

People have been trying to understand the origins of life on Earth through scientific means since the concept of science began and some suggest that we’ve been approaching the question incorrectly, almost from the beginning.

What Sparked The Origin Of Life
2012-11-27 06:45:21

Scientists have questioned how life began on a molecular level for a very long time. And now, an international team of researchers has presented evidence that sheds light on a possible mechanism by which life may have gotten a foothold in the chemical soup that existed early in the Earth's history.

Icy Particles Of Space May Have Been The Ingredients For Life On Earth
2012-09-19 07:28:04

In an effort to better understand how life started on Earth, researchers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion laboratory in Pasadena, California are cooking up icy concoctions of organisms (carbon-bearing molecules) then zapping them with lasers.

Is The Possibly Of New Life Forms Really So Alien?
2012-05-09 07:44:18

The idea of discovering a new form of life has not only excited astronomers and astrobiologists for decades, but also the wider public.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.