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Origin & Evolution of Life: March 2017


The tree of life, which depicts how life has evolved and diversified on the planet, is getting a lot more complicated.

Hunting for habitable exoplanets now may be easier: Cornell University astronomers report that hydrogen pouring from volcanic sources on planets throughout the universe could improve the chances of locating life in the cosmos.

One major mystery about life's origin is how phosphate became an essential building block of genetic and metabolic machinery in cells, given its poor accessibility on early Earth.