Origin of life

Decoding the mysteries of life: Physical mechanism may unveil secrets of origin, formation!

Decoding the mysteries of life: Physical mechanism may unveil secrets of origin, formation!

Identifying the process and mechanism driving this synthesis has been one of the largest questions concerning the origin of life.

Apr 17, 2017, 15:27 PM IST

Evolution is 'unpredictable and irreversible'

 A recent study has shown that evolution is unpredictable and irreversible.

Jun 09, 2015, 12:43 PM IST

Why origin of life was meant to be revealed

A new study has provided a deeper insight into the origin of life phenomenon mystery.

Mar 12, 2015, 13:42 PM IST

'Time Tree of Life' sheds new light on evolution

Researchers from Philadelphia-based Temple University, including an Indian-origin scientist, have assembled the largest and most accurate tree of life calibrated to time, revealing that life has been expanding at a constant rate.

Mar 04, 2015, 13:13 PM IST
Life first flourished on Earth 3.2 billion years ago

Life first flourished on Earth 3.2 billion years ago

Life could have flourished on Earth 3.2 billion years ago, suggests a new study that pushes back the origin of life on our planet a further billion years.

Feb 17, 2015, 16:10 PM IST

New 'inside-out' theory, the alternative view of how complex life came to be

A new "inside-out" theory has suggested an alternate path which led to the evolution of complex life on Earth.

Dec 13, 2014, 17:42 PM IST

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.

Oct 21, 2014, 13:49 PM IST

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.

Jun 05, 2014, 22:38 PM IST

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.

May 28, 2014, 15:54 PM IST

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.

Apr 27, 2014, 16:37 PM IST

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.

Apr 15, 2014, 22:43 PM IST

`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.

Mar 13, 2014, 15:04 PM IST

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.

Feb 18, 2014, 10:46 AM IST

Sea lion shows surprising rhythmic ability

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

Feb 16, 2014, 15:50 PM IST

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.

Feb 04, 2014, 21:50 PM IST

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.

Dec 30, 2013, 12:37 PM IST

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.

Nov 26, 2013, 17:05 PM IST

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.

Nov 06, 2013, 15:36 PM IST

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.

Nov 03, 2013, 15:41 PM IST

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.

Jul 31, 2013, 11:54 AM IST

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