Latest Abiogenesis Stories
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.
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.
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.
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.
The idea of discovering a new form of life has not only excited astronomers and astrobiologists for decades, but also the wider public.
Researchers have created artificial genetic material known as Xenonucleic acids, or XNAs, that can store information and evolve over generations in a comparable way to DNA.
- A small wooded valley; a dell.
- The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
- The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
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