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 new 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)
Scientists have uncovered another ancient mass extinction. Find out what we can learn from this event for our own time.
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.