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Origin of Life

Articles on the Origin of Life include studies, theories, and perceptions on how life on Earth might have began.


Origin of Life Articles

Genome increase as a clock for the origin and evolution of life
Several positive feedback mechanisms including gene cooperation and duplication with subsequent specialization may result in the exponential growth of biological complexity in macro-evolution.

Date: 16 Apr 2009, Rating: not rated, 6 pages

AAAS plenary: Intrepid explorers and the search for the origin of species
Evolution, we know, is the guiding thread of biology and explains life as we know it.

Date: 16 Apr 2009, Rating: 1.50

NASA Scientists Find Clues to a Secret of Life
NASA scientists analyzing the dust of meteorites have discovered new clues to a long-standing mystery about how life works on its most basic, molecular level.

Date: 16 Apr 2009, Rating: 2.50

Rhythmic genomics -- the yeast metronome and the walk of life
New genome sequence information from the humble baker's yeast has revealed surprising variation in a set of genes that can be thought of as nature's oldest clock.

Date: 16 Apr 2009, Rating: not rated

A new link between nickel, methane gas and the evolution of complex life forms on Earth
Edmonton-A University of Alberta researcher is lead author on a paper that reaches back billions of years to establish a new link between nickel, methane gas and the evolution of complex life forms on Earth.

Date: 16 Apr 2009, Rating: not rated

Cosmologists predict a static universe in 3 trillion years
When Dutch astronomer Willem de Sitter proposed a static model of the universe in the early 1900s, he was some 3 trillion years ahead of his time.

Date: 16 Apr 2009, Rating: not rated

Census of protein architectures offers new view of history of life
The present can tell you a lot about the past, but you need to know where to look.

Date: 23 Jan 2008, Rating: 5.00

How Life Originated In Space
Life originated on the Earth more than 3.5 billion years ago.

Date: 23 Jan 2008, Rating: 1.78

At that star, turn left!
Our bodies contain proteins that are made of smaller molecules that can be either left- or right-handed, depending upon their structure.

Date: 23 Jan 2008, Rating: not rated

Modelling evolution on design-by-contract predicts an origin of Life through an abiotic double-stranded RNA world
An alternative scenario is presented in which life started with the appearance of double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) as an informational storage molecule...

Date: 19 Jul 2007, Rating: not rated, 8 pages

The cosmological model of eternal inflation and the transition from chance to biological evolution in the history of life
Origin of life is a chicken and egg problem: for biological evolution that is governed, primarily, by natural selection, to take off, efficient systems for replication and translation are required...

Date: 19 Jul 2007, Rating: 5.00, 11 pages

Are comets at the origin of life on earth ?
For over 60 years now, the University of Liege Astrophysics and Geophysics Institute (IAGL) has been concerned with the study of comets.

Date: 16 Jul 2007, Rating: 2.00

Born under the sun: UV light and the origin of life
Early evolution of life as we know it may have depended on DNA's ability to absorb UV light.

Date: 16 Jul 2007, Rating: 1.00

Rocks could reveal secrets of life on Earth - and Mars
A new UK project could help detect evidence for life on Mars, as well as improve our understanding of how it evolved on Earth.

Date: 16 Jul 2007, Rating: not rated

Silicon May Have Been The Key To Start Of Life On Earth
A scientist at the University of Sheffield has discovered that silicon may have been key to the establishment of life on earth.

Date: 16 Jul 2007, Rating: not rated

Clues to our birth may be written in space
Extraterrestrial molecules found in meteorites may hold the key to the origin of life on Earth, according to chemistry research at the University.

Date: 16 Jul 2007, Rating: not rated

Origins of Life
The origin of life lies in unique ocean reefs, and scientists have developed an approach to help investigate them better

Date: 16 Jul 2007, Rating: 3.50

Early Earth haze may have spurred life, says University of Colorado study
Hazy skies on early Earth could have provided a substantial source of organic material useful for emerging life on the planet

Date: 16 Jul 2007, Rating: not rated

Selecting life: Scientists find new way to search for origin of life
Researchers have found that mineral surfaces may have played critical roles organizing, or activating, molecules that would become essential ingredients to all life...

Date: 16 Jul 2007, Rating: 3.00

Comet dust brought back to Earth: paving the way for Rosetta
Scientists around the world eagerly await the arrival of sample particles from Comet Wild 2, which are being brought back to Earth by the US Stardust spacecraft

Date: 16 Jul 2007, Rating: 2.00