Lightning Strike

Lightning Strikes Vital to Origin of Life

Lightning strikes have played a part in theories on the origin of life since Darwin. Discover how a new study sheds more light on the role of lightning in bringing life to our planet. (4:00 min read)

Life Began - Flamingos and Zebras at Lake Magadi

Did Life Begin in Soda Lakes?

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)