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Discovery in northern lakes may be key to understanding early life...

A team of researchers has discovered that many Canadian lakes can provide new insights into ancient oceans, and their findings could advance research about...

Biochemical ‘fossil’ shows how life may have emerged without phosphate

One major mystery about life's origin is how phosphate became an essential building block of genetic and metabolic machinery in cells, given its poor...

Study breathes new life into 2.3 billion year old ‘Great Oxidation...

Research led by the University of St Andrews and published yesterday (Monday 6 February) in Nature – provides new insight into how life evolved...

Rare meteorites challenge our understanding of the solar system

Researchers have discovered minerals from 43 meteorites that landed on Earth 470 million years ago. More than half of the mineral grains are from...

Simple fats, amino acids to explain how life began

Life is a process that originated 3.5 billion years ago. It emerged when the basic components of the cells that we know today, in...

First humans arrived in North America a lot earlier than believed

The timing of the first entry of humans into North America across the Bering Strait has now been set back 10,000 years. This has been...

Study of 3.5 billion years of Earth’s history

For three billion years or more, the evolution of the first animal life on Earth was ready to happen, practically waiting in the wings....

Ancient rocks hold evidence for life before oxygen

Somewhere between Earth's creation and where we are today, scientists have demonstrated that some early life forms existed just fine without any oxygen. While researchers...

Asteroid impacts could create niches for early life, suggests Chicxulub crater...

Scientists studying the Chicxulub crater have shown how large asteroid impacts deform rocks in a way that may produce habitats for early life. Around 65...

Study finds Earth’s soils hosted life early

Way before trees or lichens evolved, soils on Earth were alive, as revealed by a close examination of microfossils in the desert of northwestern...

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