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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

How Life Originated In Space

Life originated on the Earth more than 3.5 billion years ago.

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.

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...

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...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Origins of Life

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

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

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...

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