Thursday, October 24, 2013

The chemical origin of life on earth?

Not quite yet, but the folks at io9 have an article today discussing recent research on self-organizing, complex molecular compounds.  Their intro tells it better than I:
How life came about from inanimate sets of chemicals is still a mystery. While we may never be certain which chemicals existed on prebiotic Earth, we can study the biomolecules we have today to give us clues about what happened three billion years ago. Now scientists have used a set of these biomolecules to show one way in which life might have started.