“Warm little ponds,” in Darwin’s quaint expression, are actually very hostile environments for generating nucleotides.
Popular articles on origin-of-life research often portray the field as constantly advancing and quickly converging on a purely materialistic explanation for the first cell.
Much of current origin-of-life research suffers from a myopia where researchers hone in on solving a particular problem without contextualizing their solution.
A new oddity from the seas of the Cambrian era.
New studies show that oxygen was present in Earth’s atmosphere at or near its current levels 4.4 billion years ago.
Johnson has now come in for criticism from mathematician Jeffrey Shallit and biochemist Larry Moran.