News tagged with ocean vents

Shallow Origins

In finding answers to the mystery of the origin of life, scientists may not have to dig too deep. New research is shedding light on shallower waters as a possible location for where life on Earth began.

Dec 22, 2009 4.9 / 5 (19) 3

Life's origins in need of metals

Scientists have proposed a new potential catalyst for jump-starting metabolism, and life itself, on the early Earth. Transition metals like iron, copper and nickel along with small organic molecules could ...

Sep 10, 2010 5 / 5 (8) 2 | with audio podcast