BBC – Earth – The secret of how life on Earth began

Today life has conquered every square inch of Earth, but when the planet formed it was a dead rock. How did life get started? — Read on www.bbc.com/earth/story/20161026-the-secret-of-how-life-on-earth-began An interesting look at the understanding of how life began on Earth.

Building blocks of life’s first self-replicator recreated in lab | New Scientist

New Scientist has an article announcing that a team of the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich has found a plausible way to generate the two purine nucleosides, adenosine and guanosine – A and G in the genetic code. This is a big step to explaining how RNA may have formed spontaneously on the primordial Earth. […]