Discovery boosts theory that life on Earth arose from RNA-DNA mix

In a study published in the chemistry journal Angewandte Chemie, they demonstrated that a simple compound called diamidophosphate (DAP), which was plausibly present on Earth before life arose, could have…

Life could have emerged from lakes with high phosphorus

University of Washington Life as we know it requires phosphorus. It’s one of the six main chemical elements of life, it forms the backbone of DNA and RNA molecules, acts…