A carbonaceous meteorite that fell in Costa Rica holds organic compounds that are preserved from the earliest stages of our solar system, 4.5 billion years ago. These compounds may give us clues as to how and when life could have begun.
The hyperbranched polymer scaffold could have been the early primitive base for the emergence of life. @t_z_jia @CerberaOdollam @josue_nanotech
Fireflies are bioluminescent, which means they glow. But were they always that way? Why do they glow? Scientists used genetics tools to find out!
How hard is it for evolution to produce intelligent life like humans? We don't really know, but some computational modelers tried to answer the question.
Biological processes might have led to greater continental crust coverage than would be expected on a planet without life.
Astrobiologists have discovered a possible new pathway for the prebiotic self-assembly of biologically important molecules by replicating extreme conditions caused by asteroid impacts.
The brain of one of popular culture’s most infamous dinosaurs helps to clarify its diet and hearing range.
Sauropods were previously thought to have had their heyday in the Late Jurassic period. Recent fossil evidence says it was probably much earlier than that.
When did simple life become more complex, such as the modern animals we see today? A recent study may have uncovered evidence for one of these turning points. At Nilpena National Heritage Site, South Australia, scientists discovered new fossils that have never been seen before.
Water has molded our planet into what it is today, in ways you may not have imagined! #water #waterislife