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image: EPA’s Scott Pruitt Doesn’t Buy Evolution

EPA’s Scott Pruitt Doesn’t Buy Evolution

By Kerry Grens | March 5, 2018

In audio files from 2005, the future Administrator of the EPA said there’s a lack of “sufficient scientific facts” to back the theory.

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image: Building Blocks of Life May Have Formed in Water Droplets

Building Blocks of Life May Have Formed in Water Droplets

By Ashley Yeager | October 23, 2017

Reactions that generate fundamental components of the cell run smoothly in microdroplets, study shows.

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image: In Canada, Signs of Life Nearly 4 Billion Years Old

In Canada, Signs of Life Nearly 4 Billion Years Old

By Ashley P. Taylor | September 28, 2017

Embedded within 3.95-billion-year-old rock, scientists have found graphite with a carbon signature that indicates biological activity.

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image: Asgard Archaea Hint at Eukaryotic Origins

Asgard Archaea Hint at Eukaryotic Origins

By Joshua A. Krisch | January 18, 2017

A newly discovered superphylum of archaea may be related to a microbe that engulfed a bacterium to give rise to complex eukaryotic life.

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image: Further Evidence that Life Might Have Started with RNA

Further Evidence that Life Might Have Started with RNA

By Catherine Offord | May 13, 2016

Researchers show how RNA bases could self-assemble in conditions that might resemble Earth’s primordial soup.

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image: Accomplished Biophysicist Dies

Accomplished Biophysicist Dies

By Catherine Offord | April 5, 2016

Harold Morowitz, who dedicated his career to investigating the origins of life, has passed away at age 88.

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image: Life Before 4 Billion Years Ago?

Life Before 4 Billion Years Ago?

By Jef Akst | October 20, 2015

A new estimate of the origin of life on Earth pushes back the date by 300 million years.

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Early Code

By Jef Akst | June 3, 2015

New research points to key properties of transfer RNA molecules and amino acids that may have supported the origin of life on Earth.

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image: The Living Set

The Living Set

By Wim Hordijk | June 1, 2015

Mathematical and computational approaches are making strides in understanding how life might have emerged and organized itself from the basic chemistry of early Earth.

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image: On the Origins of Life

On the Origins of Life

By Jef Akst | March 17, 2015

A new experimental system demonstrates that precursors of ribonucleotides, amino acids, and lipids may have simultaneously arisen from the same prebiotic chemistry.

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