August 8, 2015

Who’s Out There?—In the Colorado River

Since it’s been so difficult to re-invent life on Earth using wet technology, we shouldn’t ignore the weird inventions Time and Mother Nature have come up with here. Like, […]
December 5, 2014

Who’s Out There—Right- or Left-Handers or Both?

The artificial life research tide may be shifting at last, from dry  robots and clever software back to wet chemistry. Gerald Joyce and Jonathan Sczepanski at the […]
September 20, 2014

Who’s Out There?—Minimal Cells, on Mars First?

Why does Mars look like a good candidate for generating life on Earth? Steven Benner , the chemist who started the Foundation for Applied Molecular Evolution, “…presented the […]
April 15, 2014

Who’s Out There? Tiny RNA Critters?

The recent discovery of different types of RNA may soon give us new treatments for viral infections like Hepatitis C and Ebola virus. It also strengthens […]
August 29, 2013

Earth life 'may have come from Mars'

Life may have started on Mars before arriving on Earth, a major scientific conference has heard. New research supports an idea that the Red Planet was […]