Did heat, pressure and carbon from meteorite impacts create biological precursors?
Peptide nucleic acid, a synthetic hybrid of protein and DNA, could form the basis of a new class of drugs—and of artificial life unlike anything found in nature
Searching for microfossils inside igneous rocks
DNA building blocks found in meteorite took shape in deep space
Organic molecules inside space rock were probably the result of plain old chemistry
In this episode, theoretical physicist, cosmologist and astrobiologist Paul Davies ponders the question of whether life originated more than once on earth, and how to find examples of a second origin if it did...
In this episode, Pulitzer Prize-winning scientist and writer E.O. Wilson talks to award-winning journalist John Horgan about the Encyclopedia of Life project and finding common ground between science and religion...
If there are plants on other planets, they would likely evolve to take advantage of the most abundant light rays reaching them--which might make them other than green.
Familiarity with an idea makes some people more likely to forget where it came from—and confuse fact with fiction
The sudden appearance of a large self-copying molecule such as RNA was exceedingly improbable. Energy-driven networks of small molecules afford better odds as the initiators of life.
Just about every planet in the solar system that might harbor life has an analog on Earth--and that's the first place scientists thought to look
New research indicates that microorganisms could have survived a journey from Mars to Earth
For people with Capgras syndrome, loved ones have been taken over by body doubles. Their experience teaches us that feelings are integral to perception