Cell origins have always been a mystery. How could cell membranes form in the sea when their fatty acids can't survive in salt? Find out the answer. (3:30 min read time)
The origin of life is still a mystery to science, even though evolution is now a proven fact. Learn about four theories hoping to shed light on this enigma. (5:00 min read)
Biologists have always maintained that evolution happens strictly and solely inside the genome. Find out how scientists looking at a variety of yeast have challenged the orthodox view. (3:30 min read)
The faint young sun paradox asks why the early Earth had liquid oceans when the young sun was much fainter than it is today. Scientists from the University of British Columbia think they have an answer. Find out more. (3:30 min read)
Life could have begun in soda lakes. That's a new idea being proposed in a study from the University of Washington. It would help scientists resolve an issue called the phosphate problem. Find out more. (3:30 min read)
Scientists have found traces of the sugar called ribose in meteorites. Since ribose is a building block of living organisms, this discovery sheds light on the origin of life on earth. Find out more. (7:00 min read)
Find out about the new discovery showing that life had almost a billion more years to form than previously thought.
Find out more about a peculiar creature my family discovered at our cottage and why it matters.