Life on Earth

Origin of life on Earth: Cyanide may have been the key ingredient

A mixture of cyanide and copper, when irradiated with ultraviolet (UV) light, may have produced simple sugars that formed a key ingredient responsible for the origin of life on Earth.

Mar 21, 2018, 13:51 PM IST

Origin of life on Earth: New recipe for early life discovered by Indian-origin chemist

In previous studies, researchers imagined early life using the same molecules for the citric acid cycle as life uses today. 

Jan 08, 2018, 18:46 PM IST

Life on Earth would have been impossible without fungi, says study

The amount of phosphorus transferred could have been very large under the ancient atmospheric conditions, but fungi had the power to dramatically alter the ancient atmosphere, the researchers said.

Dec 19, 2017, 17:34 PM IST

Was life on Earth triggered by a hair bleach chemical?

The beginning and the consequent evolution of life on Earth has been under constant scrutiny in the field of science.

Nov 13, 2017, 08:55 AM IST

Origin of life on Earth: Scientists discover the 'missing link'

The study, published in the journal Nature Chemistry, is part of an ongoing effort by scientists around the world to find plausible routes for the epic journey from pre- biological chemistry to cell-based biochemistry.

Nov 08, 2017, 17:31 PM IST

Meteorites splashing into warm ponds sparked life on Earth

Available evidence suggests that life began when the Earth was still taking shape, with continents emerging from the oceans, meteorites pelting the planet - including those bearing the building blocks of life - and no protective ozone to filter the Sun's ultraviolet rays.

Oct 03, 2017, 15:15 PM IST

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

Oldest fossils point to life on Earth 4 billion years ago

The tiny fossils -- half the width of a human hair and up to half-a-millimetre in length -- take the form of blood-red tubes and filaments formed by ocean-dwelling bacteria that fed on iron.

Mar 02, 2017, 00:48 AM IST

Evolution of Earth delayed by 2 million years due to plummet in level of atmospheric oxygen!

 Researchers explain how organic material – the dead bodies of simple lifeforms – accumulated in the earth's sedimentary rocks.

Feb 05, 2017, 15:58 PM IST

Comets responsible for initiating life on planet Earth: Study

While more than 140 different molecules have already been identified in the interstellar medium, amino acids could not be traced.

May 29, 2016, 19:56 PM IST

Watch video: Furious and stormy young sun seeded life on Earth, says NASA

NASA scientists think that the violent and powerful storms of young sun is one of the key factor that stimulated life on earth.

May 24, 2016, 19:19 PM IST

Why no alien is calling us from space

About four billion years ago the Earth, Venus and Mars may have all been habitable.  

Jan 22, 2016, 16:55 PM IST

Where will your soul go after you die? Take a test to know

Death is harshest truth that we often tend to ignore, fear and hate.

Jan 18, 2016, 12:11 PM IST

One random mutation triggered life on Earth 600 mn years ago

For those who are curious about how life began on Earth, all it took was one random mutation more than 600 million years ago to start multicellular life on our planet, new research suggests.

Jan 09, 2016, 14:30 PM IST

New methane organisms discovered

The research expands the knowledge of diversity of life on the Earth and suggests that scientists are missing other organisms involved in carbon cycling and methane production.

Oct 25, 2015, 20:15 PM IST

Life on Earth began 4.1 billion years ago: Study

The discovery indicates that life may have begun shortly after the planet formed 4.54 billion years ago.

Oct 20, 2015, 17:52 PM IST

Synthesizing molecules the way they were formed at dawn of life on Earth

A team of researchers has come up with a new synthesis method that imitates the way molecules were formed at the dawn of life on Earth.

Sep 24, 2015, 09:54 AM IST

First direct evidence of 'key ingredient' for first life on Earth identified

Scientists have discovered the first direct experimental evidence showing the "key ingredient" at the dawn of life on Earth.

Jun 19, 2015, 21:24 PM IST

Scientists unravel the mystery of life's origins

 Scientists have provided a deeper insight into the mystery of origins of life and how life on Earth began 3.6 billion years ago.

Jun 03, 2015, 00:26 AM IST

Is there life after death?

Thousands have claimed to have had Near Death Experience (NDE), but scientists think it's impossible.

May 25, 2015, 17:16 PM IST