“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.