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Searching for signs of Earth’s earliest life more than ‘a needle-in-the-haystack’ problem

The search for signs of Earth’s earliest forms of life isn’t quite like looking for dinosaur bones protruding out from ...
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‘Utterly magical’: This ‘two-step dance’ may explain the origins of life

Go back far enough in time, before animals and plants and even bacteria existed, and you’d find that the precursor ...
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Did life originate on Earth? It’s becoming more difficult to say ‘yes’

Discovery of Earth-sized planets and of microbial fossils as old as 4.5 billion years may shed light on the question ...
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Could life have emerged multiple times on Earth, in the universe?

If we discover that life forms on Mars or Europa do not share an origin with Earth life, we'll have ...