Latest Abiogenesis Stories
An international team of scientists led by University of Hawai'i at Mānoa Professor Ralf I. Kaiser, Alexander M. Mebel of Florida International University, and Alexander Tielens of Leiden Observatory in the Netherlands, discovered a novel chemical route to form polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) – complex organic molecules such as naphthalene carrying fused benzene rings – in ultra-cold regions of interstellar space.
In the chemistry of the living world, a pair of nucleic acids—DNA and RNA—reign supreme.
The glassy, porous, and once gas-rich rock called pumice may have given rise to early life forms, according to a provocative new hypothesis on the origin of life published in Astrobiology.
UC Merced professor coauthors paper published in Nature Chemistry, offering insight into how naturally occurring RNA precursors may have formed on Earth billions of years ago.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA-funded researchers have found more evidence meteorites can carry DNA components created in space.
GREENBELT, Md., March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The origin of life may have been smelly, according to a recent, NASA-funded analysis of residue from a variant of classic experiments performed by Dr.
'Lost' samples from famous origin of life researcher could send the search for Earth's first life in a new direction.
Fragments from a meteorite found in the Antarctic strengthen the argument that the elements needed to begin life on earth could have come from outer space, claims a new study published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the Natural Academy of Sciences (PNAS).
Discovery of inorganic, semipermeable clay vesicles indicates minerals could have played a key role in the origins of life.
New research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill investigating the effect of temperature on extremely slow chemical reactions suggests that the time required for evolution on a warm earth is shorter than critics might expect.
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