NASA scientists create basic building blocks of life in a ‘primordial ocean’

A breakthrough that will narrow down the search for alien life.

Meteorites may have seeded life in Darwin’s ‘warm little ponds’

The primordial soup theory for the origin of life comes back in the spotlight.

Experiment mimicked Earth’s early atmosphere hit by extraterrestrial impact. It produced all four RNA bases

A classic science experiment was revisited to explore the origin of life.

‘Primordial soup’ theory doesn’t hold up, study says. Instead, life might have first emerged elsewhere

New research suggests the “primordial soup” theory can’t explain how living cells evolved to harness energy.

Pleasant thought of the Day: the galaxy may be a graveyard full of dead aliens

Where are all the aliens? Why haven’t we seen or heard their signals from space? Could we really have been the only planet where life evolved?

Origin of life a fluke? Study suggests more’s at play than just randomness

One of the greatest mysteries scientists have been trying to reveal is how inanimate chemicals  joined  to produce life. It’s definitely one of the biggest questions scientists are trying to answer, and the challenges are numerous since it’s very difficult to appreciate what the exact conditions necessary for this to happen were billions of years ago. We might never find

Darwin was proven right by study: life originated on earth, not in the sea

Life on Earth started out in a ‘small little pond’, just like Darwin, the father of evolution, proposed more than 140 years ago, according to a provocative new study. According to this study, the primordial cells were ‘created’ (though germinated would be a better word) in pools of condensed vapor which appeared as a result of hot water or steam