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Tag: early Earth

Study reveals simple chemical process that may have led to the origin of life on Earth

New research has shown that reactions of alpha-hydroxy acids, similar to the alpha-amino acids that…

Did plate tectonics set the stage for life on Earth?

The cooling of Earth’s mantle via plate tectonics increased the amount of phosphorus in the…

Habitability of the young Earth could boost the chances of life elsewhere

A more favorable climate on the early Earth could have allowed life to form sooner…

Earth’s stable temperature past suggests other planets could also sustain life

New research suggests a milder youth for our planet.

Modern volcanism tied to events occurring soon after Earth’s birth

Primordial mantle pockets preserved under Réunion Island for billions of years

‘Handyman Of Proteins’ Got Life Started

A simple, unconventional protein had the flexibility to help life evolve.

Are Plate Tectonics Key To Life? Maybe Not.

Earth's early crust may have been sluggish when life formed.

Water Can Be Corrosive To Life, So What About Alternative Solvents?

Radioactive bombardment creates a surprising result — a potential solvent for early life.

This Enzyme Enabled Life To Conquer A Hostile Earth

It's the most abundant protein on Earth — what did Rubisco look like early on?

Earth was barren, flat and almost entirely under water 4.4 billion years ago

Scientists say the early Earth was likely to be barren, flat and almost entirely under…