origin of life

Reliance on the supernatural grows with age


August 31st, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 31 (IANS) Reliance on supernatural explanations for death and illness grows rather than declines with age, according to a new psychology study."As children assimilate cultural concepts into their ... Read more...

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Origin of life: NASA works on harpooning comets


December 14th, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 14 (IANS) Scientists are working on the best and safest way to grab a sample of a rotating comet racing through space at 150,000 miles per hour, spewing ... Read more...

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Poisonous chemical formaldehyde linked to origin of life on Earth


April 5th, 2011 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): New research suggests that the poisonous chemical formaldehyde may have helped create the organic compounds present in the universe that gave rise to life.Scientists have long speculated about ... Read more...

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Transition metal catalysts led to origin of life?


September 4th, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 4 (ANI): Scientists have proposed that a third type of catalyst, apart from biochemicals-such as amino acids and nucleotides and biological catalysts (proteins or ribozymes), were responsible for origin of ... Read more...

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Orion Nebula provides clues to origin of life on Earth


July 31st, 2010 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 31 (ANI): An international team of astronomers investigated the Orion Nebula and found a process that may have played a role in the development of life on Earth.Fukue and Tamura ... Read more...

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‘Conan the Bacterium’ could have been the origin of life on Earth


July 19th, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 19 (ANI): Brazilian scientists have suggested that organisms like a microbe dubbed 'Conan the Bacterium' could have been the origin of life on Earth, after they found that it could ... Read more...

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Advance made towards identifying organic molecules on Titan


June 30th, 2010 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 30 (ANI): An experiment, conducted by researchers at the University of Arizona, is helping scientists identify the organic molecules that might exist on Saturn's moon Titan.Earth and Titan are the ... Read more...

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Astronomers find ‘defiant’ new supernova


May 20th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 20 (ANI): Astronomers have discovered a supernova whose origin cannot be explained by any previously known mechanism and which promises exciting new insights into stellar explosions.SN2005E was first spotted ... Read more...

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‘Ancestral Eve’ crystal could explain origin of left-handed amino acids


April 22nd, 2010 - 4:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 22 (ANI): Researchers have discovered what may be the "ancestral Eve" crystal that billions of years ago gave life on Earth its curious and exclusive preference for so-called left-handed amino ... Read more...

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Earth’s Age Evolution; Student Expertise Matters


March 14th, 2010 - 8:52 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Minnesota, Mar 14, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Recent study in the journal "Evolution" depicts how high school brains who knows Earth's age to be somewhere round 4.5 billion years will be at ... Read more...

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NASA proposes mission to snatch a piece from ‘time capsule’ asteroid


March 12th, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 12 (ANI): NASA has proposed a space mission that would return samples from asteroid 1999 RQ36, which is literally a 'time capsule' from before the birth of our solar system ... Read more...

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80-year old theory of ‘primordial soup’ as origin of life rejected


February 3rd, 2010 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, February 3 (ANI): A new research by scientists has rejected the 80-year old theory of 'primordial soup' as the origin of life, and has instead suggested that claims it was the ... Read more...

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‘Metabolism first’ theory on origin of life rejected


January 9th, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 9 (ANI): A new research has rejected the 'metabolism first' hypothesis about the origin of life, a theory that says life originated from a system of self-catalytic molecules capable of ... Read more...

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NASA chooses 3 finalists for future space mission to Venus, an asteroid, or the moon


December 30th, 2009 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 30 (ANI): NASA has selected three proposals as final candidates for the agency's next space venture to another celestial body in our solar system, namely, Venus, an asteroid, or the ... Read more...

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Prussian blue linked to origin of life


December 15th, 2009 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 15 (ANI): In a new study, a team of scientists has shown that hydrogen cyanide, urea and other substances considered essential to the formation of the building blocks of life ... Read more...

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Meteor impacts may have cooked up life on Earth


November 6th, 2009 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 6 (ANI): A new research by scientists has confirmed that the organic matter needed for the origin of life could have been delivered to Earth through meteoritic impacts early in ... Read more...

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Darwin penned down advanced ideas about origin of life in different documents


October 28th, 2009 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 28 (ANI): An international team of researchers has determined that although Charles Darwin deliberately avoided some important facts in his book 'The Origin of Species' 150 years ago, he did ... Read more...

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Sex is ultimate human expression: Shakira


August 8th, 2009 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) Colombian pop star Shakira, who is engaged to entrepreneur Antonio de la Rua, points out that sex is the origin of life and believes it is the ... Read more...

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Shakira believes sex is the “ultimate human expression”


August 7th, 2009 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 7 (ANI): Shakira believes that women have an "animalistic urge" that goes beyond sex."Women have this primary, basic, animalistic urge. It goes beyond sex," Contactmusic quoted her as telling ... Read more...

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Use of stem cells for research allowed in Islam


March 24th, 2009 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Mar 24 (ANI): The use of stem cells for research was allowed in Islam, but not for human cloning, said Dr. Israr Ahmed, an internationally recognised Pakistani religious scholar and ... Read more...

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Watery asteroids may explain why life is left-handed


March 17th, 2009 - 12:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 17 (ANI): A new study has suggested that watery asteroids hurtling through the solar system gave a boost to left-handed proteins on Earth, which explains why life on our ... Read more...

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Indian scientists find three new bacteria in upper stratosphere


March 16th, 2009 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 16 (IANS) Indian scientists have discovered three new species of bacteria in the upper atmosphere. The bacteria, highly resistant to ultra-violet radiation, are not found elsewhere on Earth, leading ... Read more...

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Finding shadow life on Earth may help scientists discover extraterrestrial life


March 14th, 2009 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 14 (ANI): By searching for an alternative form of microbial life on Earth, dubbed shadow biosphere, scientists are hoping that they can get close to finding life elsewhere in ... Read more...

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Synthetic biology yielding clues to how life began on Earth


February 16th, 2009 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, February 16 (ANI): Synthetic biology researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz, say that their efforts are yielding clues to the mystery of how life began on Earth. Biochemist David ... Read more...

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Four in ten Americans dont believe in Darwins theory of evolution


February 12th, 2009 - 6:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb. 12 (ANI): Only 39 percent Americans believe in the Darwins theory of evolution and just 24 percent of those who attend church weekly believe in his explanation for the ... Read more...

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What jumpstarted life on earth - riddle still unanswered


February 3rd, 2009 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) How and when did life begin on earth? Did the first microorganisms arrive from space, riding piggyback on meteors that crashed into earth billions of years ago, ... Read more...

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Investigators still clueless about the origin of life: Expert


December 31st, 2008 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 31 (ANI): Did life on Earth arrive from outer space or evolve from spontaneous interaction of simple molecules dissolved in the lakes or oceans of the prebiotic world? "It ... Read more...

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Belief in God weakens positive feelings for Science and vice-versa


December 16th, 2008 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): A new study has revealed that attitudes towards God and science can change and yet remain in opposition to one another. It found that a belief in one ... Read more...

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Meteor impacts may have kick-started life on Earth


December 9th, 2008 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 9 (ANI): A new research has suggested that meteorite impacts during Earths early history could have created amino acids, which kick-started life on the planet.Exactly how and when organic ... Read more...

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Scientists spot sweet molecule in space germane to alien life


November 26th, 2008 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 26 (ANI): A team of scientists has detected an organic sugar molecule that is directly linked to the origin of life, in a region of our galaxy where planets ... Read more...

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Mineral kingdom has co-evolved with life on Earth


November 14th, 2008 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 14 (ANI): Scientists at the Carnegie Institution in the US have found that the mineral kingdom co-evolved with life, and that up to two thirds of the more than ... Read more...

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Electricity on Titan may spark life


October 29th, 2008 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 29 (ANI): A new study has reported faint signs of a natural electric field in the thick cloud cover of Saturns largest moon Titan that are similar to the ... Read more...

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Evolution may have preceded the origin of life on Earth


September 16th, 2008 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 16 (ANI): A new research ahs pointed out that evolution might have existed even before the advent of life on Earth, in the form of natural selection that likely ... Read more...

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Diamonds not only for ever, they led to life


July 30th, 2008 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 30 (IANS) Diamonds could have played an important role in the origin of life on Earth, according to a new study by German scientists. Scientists have long theorised that life ... Read more...

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Important key to life before its origin on Earth discovered


February 29th, 2008 - 1:02 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 29 (ANI): Researchers have discovered an important key to life before its origin on Earth, with the finding that some of the possible abiotic precursors to the origin of life ... Read more...

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