Could scientists create life?

In a virtual computer experiment, researchers from the University of Southern Denmark have discovered information strings with peculiar properties that can reveal how the life originated on the Earth.

Milky Way may have 100 million life-supporting planets

Our Milky Way galaxy may house 100 million other planets that could support complex life, according to a new study.

Butterfly `eyespots` reveals origin of life

It may still be a quandary - which came first, the chicken or the egg. With a study of the colorful “eyespots” on the wings of some butterflies, scientists have come closer to explaining how one breed of chicken evolved into another.

Life may have originated at bottom of sea: Study

A lab reconstruction of Earth`s "ancient ocean" has suggested that how the first organisms on the planet could have become metabolically active at the bottom of the sea.

Robot sex to determine how life began!

This may come straight from Ripley`s Believe It or Not! Scientists have performed robot sex to find how life began on earth.

`Fuel cell model` sheds new light on origin of life

In a path-breaking research, scientists have developed a `fuel cell model` for developing a similar energetic process that may have led to the emergence of life on Earth.

Animals can live and grow even with very limited oxygen supplies

New studies of a small sea sponge fished out of a Danish fjord have shown that complex life does not need high levels of oxygen in order to live and grow.

Sea lion shows surprising rhythmic ability

Ronan, a rescued sea lion, has a unique talent that has shed new light on animal cognition.

New NASA technique to scan space dust for alien life

A new technique to scan extremely small meteorite samples for ingredients of life has been developed by NASA scientists to unravel the mysterious origin of life.

What lies beneath our feet? A diverse life

There is life below our earth`s surface - in an atmosphere with no light or air - and now it is being catalogued.

Ancient minerals that could have existed when life began on Earth revealed

A new analysis of Hadean mineralogy challenges the assumption that the mineral species found on Earth today are much the same as they were during Earth`s first 550 million years.

Clay might have been cradle of life on Earth

Clay might have given birth to complex biochemicals that make life possible, a new study ash suggested.

Scientist reveals `how life began on Earth `

Indian-origin paleontologist, Dr. Sankar Chatterjee, believes that he has found the answer to the question about how life on Earth began more than 3.8 billion years ago.

How life began on Earth may help clarify where else it might exist

A unique theory that talks about how life started on Earth has the potential to reveal clues about where else it might have arisen in the universe.

How first spark of life came about on Earth

Chemical components that are crucial to the start of life on Earth may have primed and protected each other in never-before-realized ways, a new study has suggested.

Martian clay contains chemical implicated in origin of life

Researchers from the University of Hawaii at Manoa NASA Astrobiology Institute (UHNAI) have discovered high concentrations of boron in a Martian meteorite.

Hollow ice tubes in polar seas provide clues to origin of life

Scientists believe life on Earth may have originated not in warm tropical seas, but with weird tubes of ice - called `brinicles` or ` sea stalactites` - that grow downward into cold seawater near the Earth`s poles.

Seeds of life may have originated in space

A new experiment simulating conditions in deep space has suggested that the complex building blocks of life on Earth could have been created on icy interplanetary dust.

Kolkata scientists plan to study Russian meteorite

Scientists in Kolkata plan to buy fragments of the meteorite that rained in on parts of Russia on February 15 to investigate the mysteries of the "origin of life".

How life originated from deep-sea rocks

In a new study, researchers have addressed the question of where all the energy came from and why all life as we know it conserves energy in the peculiar form of ion gradients across membranes.