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origin of life

the process by which biomolecules, subcellular structures and living cells have come into existence.
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Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- When trying to understand the origins of life on Earth, researchers run into a paradox: while water is an indispensable solvent for all known life forms that exist today, water also inhibits the formation of string-like chains of nucleic acid polymers such as RNA that were likely precursors of life.
We hope our data and the theory we've outlined in these papers will stimulate discussion and further research on questions relevant to the origins of life.
By specifically relying on historical and philosophical methodologies, it aims at shedding new light on the early evolutionary mechanisms mobilised to solve one of the most puzzling scientific problems: that of the origins of life.
A February 4 debate on the origins of life between Bill Nye "The Science Guy," defending the theory of evolution, and biblical creationist leader Ken Ham, who supports the literal Genesis account in the Bible, drew a massive online audience estimated between 800,000 to as high as three million.
1213, singled out "biological evolution, the chemical origins of life, global warming and human cloning" as allegedly controversial topics and purported to help teachers find ways to discuss these matters in an "objective" manner.
After all, if you'd spent weeks travelling the world investigating the origins of life, you'd hope as many people watched it as well.
Wonders of Life (BBC2, 9pm) Brian Cox steps into David Attenborough's shoes to investigate the origins of life.
explores the implications of these discoveries for biological research in chapters which discuss both the study of extraterrestrial bodies and the search for the origins of life on earth.
THE LIFE OF SUPEREARTHS adopts a chatty tone as it considers the latest advances in this area, offering a history of the hunt for planets beyond our solar system and explaining planetary environments and their connections to the origins of life.
Melbourne, Mar 15 (ANI): While the night skies play important roles in many traditional cultures around the world, a new study has found that Aboriginal dreamtime folklores used to link meteorites to impact craters and the origins of life, thousands of years before modern science.
David Attenborough's First Life Friday, BBC 2, 9pm The TV naturalist explores the origins of life on earth.
00pm) Documentary following David Attenborough as he travels around the world to make his series First Life, which explores the origins of life on Earth.

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