Scientists discover the “chemistry behind the origin of life”

Chemists discover a mechanism whereby peptide-forming reactions occur in water, leading to proteins and thus life on Earth. It could also lead to faster development of drugs to treat humanity’s most debilitating diseases. Water droplets contain the secret ingredient for building life Chemists discover the key to Earth’s first chemistry, which could open pathways to … Read more

The droplets of water contain the secret ingredient for building life

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Purdue University chemists have discovered a mechanism by which peptide-forming reactions occur in water, something that has puzzled scientists for decades. “This is essentially the chemistry behind the origin of life,” said Graham Cooks, Henry Bohn Hass’ distinguished professor of analytical chemistry at Purdue’s College of Science. “This is the first … Read more

The bizarre and primeval shark-like fish is unlike any vertebrate ever discovered

An animation of the ancient ‘shark’ Fanjingshania renovation I swim. (Image credit: IVPP / Chinese Academy of Sciences) (opens in a new tab) Researchers in China have discovered the remains of a 439-million-year-old shark-like fish with unusual characteristics that “distinguish it from any known vertebrate” or animal with a backbone. The bizarre creature, which is … Read more

Uranus’s enormous 98-degree tilt could be due to the migration of a moon from the planet

Uranus’ huge 98-degree tilt could be due to a MOON migrating away from the planet and dragging it to one side, astronomers say Uranus peculiarly has such an oblique axis of rotation that it could even be lying down The seventh planet from the sun has a whopping 98 degrees tilt from the orbital plane … Read more

Huge Potential – Vitamin K found to prevent cell death

The finding also suggests that vitamin K treatment could be an effective way to treat diseases related to ferroptosis. Scientists discover a new function for a long-known molecule. A team of researchers from Helmholtz Munich has discovered a new function of vitamin K, generally known for its role in blood clotting. Scientists have found that … Read more

Jupiter and Saturn will be visible in the night sky throughout October

NASA is urging star watchers to enjoy “evenings with the giants” this month, as the massive planets Jupiter and Saturn will be visible in the night sky for the next few weeks. In the early evening, you’ll find them in the southeast, slowly moving west with the stars over the course of the night. “They … Read more

The CIA invests in Woolly Mammoth Resurrection technology

The CIA, along with many other entities, has taken part in funding biotechnology company Colossal Biosciences, which is attempting to bring the woolly mammoth back from extinction, The Intercept reports. “Biotechnology and the broader bioeconomy are critical to the further development of humanity. It is important that all facets of our government develop them and … Read more

Astronomers Witness Light Delayed By Nearly 7 Years As It Is Deformed By A Cluster Of Galaxy: ScienceAlert

Way back in 1979, astronomers spotted two nearly identical quasars that appeared close to each other in the sky. These so-called ‘Twin Quasars’ are actually separate images of the same object. Even more intriguing: the paths of light that created each image traveled through different parts of the cluster. One path took a little longer … Read more

The CIA invests in Woolly Mammoth Resurrection technology

The CIA, along with many other entities, has taken part in funding biotechnology company Colossal Biosciences, which is attempting to bring the woolly mammoth back from extinction, The Intercept reports. “Biotechnology and the broader bioeconomy are critical to the further development of humanity. It is important that all facets of our government develop them and … Read more