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Baffin Island provides insights into origin of Earth’s water

Analysis of lava from deep within Earth's mantle suggests that water-soaked dust grains present early in the solar system, as the planets were just...

Dust, Iron, and Life

Dust begets life, and Earth's atmosphere 300 million years ago was perhaps the dustiest of all time, with large consequences for carbon cycling and...

Surprising source for ancient life biomarker found

Stanford scientists have discovered a surprising source for an organic molecule used as an indicator for life on early Earth. Tetrahymanol is a fatty molecule,...

Life on Earth likely started 4.1 billion years ago, much earlier...

UCLA geochemists have found evidence that life likely existed on Earth at least 4.1 billion years ago -- 300 million years earlier than previous...

Ancient alga knew how to survive on land before it left...

A team of scientists led by Dr Pierre-Marc Delaux (John Innes Centre / University of Wisconsin, Madison) has solved a long-running mystery about the...

Comet impacts may have led to life on Earth

Comet impact on Earth are synonymous with great extinctions, but now research presented at the Goldschmidt geochemistry conference in Prague shows that early comet...

Origins of Life: New Model May Explain Emergence of Self-Replication on...

When life on Earth began nearly 4 billion years ago, long before humans, dinosaurs or even the earliest single-celled forms of life roamed, it...

New evidence emerges on the origins of life

In the beginning, there were simple chemicals. And they produced amino acids that eventually became the proteins necessary to create single cells. And the...

Labyrinths as crucibles of life

Water-filled micropores in hot rock may have acted as the nurseries in which life on Earth began. A team at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich...

Reconstructed ancient ocean reveals secrets about the origin of life

Researchers from the University of Cambridge have published details about how the first organisms on Earth could have become metabolically active. The results, which...

New study outlines ‘water world’ theory of life’s origins

Life took root more than four billion years ago on our nascent Earth, a wetter and harsher place than now, bathed in sizzling ultraviolet...

Ancient Minerals: Which Gave Rise to Life?

Life originated as a result of natural processes that exploited early Earth's raw materials. Scientific models of life's origins almost always look to minerals...

Paleontologist Presents Origin of Life Theory

It has baffled humans for millennia: how did life begin on planet Earth? Now, new research from a Texas Tech University paleontologist suggests it...

Climate Puzzle Over Origins of Life On Earth

The mystery of why life on Earth evolved when it did has deepened with the publication of a new study in the latest edition...

Martian Clay Contains Chemical Implicated in the Origin of Life, Astrobiologists...

Researchers from the University of Hawaii at Manoa NASA Astrobiology Institute (UHNAI) have discovered high concentrations of boron in a Martian meteorite. When present...

Ice Tubes in Polar Seas “Brinicles” or “Sea Stalactites” Provide Clues...

Life on Earth may have originated not in warm tropical seas, but with weird tubes of ice -- sometimes called "sea stalactites" -- that...

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