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Pumice proposed as home to the first life forms: A new hypothesis in Astrobiology journal
The glassy, porous, and once gas-rich rock called pumice may have given rise to early life forms, according to a provocative new hypothesis on the origin of life published in Astrobiology. View News Article (2011-10-05)

Small molecule interactions were central to the origin of life
In an important new paper forthcoming in the June issue of The Quarterly Review of Biology, Robert Shapiro (New York University) argues against the widely held theory that the origin of life began with the spontaneous appearance of a large, replicating molecule such as RNA. View News Article (2006-05-17)

Lower risk thresholds for heart disease needed
General practitioners should use lower risk thresholds for heart disease when they are treating high blood pressure in people from ethnic minorities, finds a study in this week’s BMJ. View News Article (2002-11-27)

Charles Darwin really did have advanced ideas about the origin of life
When Charles Darwin published The Origin of Species 150 years ago, he deliberately avoided the subject of the origin of life. View News Article (2009-10-28)

Second generation South Asian babies born in UK still below average weight
Second generation babies born to South Asian families in the UK are still well below national average weight, finds research in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. There has been no increase in average birthweight among this group in 40 years, shows the research. The birth records for all full term babies born to women of South Asian origin in Southampton between 1957 and 1996 were... View News Article (2002-08-12)

Discovery demystifies origin of life phenomenon
The origin of life is still a mystery with many unsolved puzzles. How were molecules created? How did they assemble into large structures? View News Article (2015-03-12)

VTT researcher finds explanation for friction
Friction is a key phenomenon in applied physics, whose origin has been studied for centuries. Until now, it has been understood that mechanical wear-resistance and fluid lubrication affect friction, but the fundamental origin of sliding friction has been unknown.  View News Article (2012-05-29)

Venous origin of the mammalian lymphatic vasculature
In the October 1 issue of G&D, Dr. Guillermo Oliver (St. Jude Children's Research Hospital) and colleagues present new evidence to resolve a century-old debate over the origin of the mammalian lymphatic vasculature. View News Article (2007-10-01)

Clues to our birth may be written in space
Extraterrestrial molecules found in meteorites may hold the key to the origin of life on Earth, according to chemistry research at the University. View News Article (2005-01-21)

Planets smashed into dust near supermassive black holes
Fat doughnut-shaped dust shrouds that obscure about half of supermassive black holes could be the result of high speed crashes between planets and asteroids, according to a new theory from an international team of astronomers. View News Article (2011-10-31)

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