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Sludge in Flask Gives Clues to Origin of Life

sciencehabit (1205606) writes | more than 3 years ago

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sciencehabit (1205606) writes "In the 1950s, scientist Stanley Miller conducted a series of experiments in which he zapped gas-filled flasks with electricity. The most famous of these, published in 1952, showed that such a process could give rise to amino acids, the building blocks of proteins. But a later experiment, conducted in 1958, sat on the shelf--never analyzed by Miller. Now, scientists have gone back and analyzed the sludge at the bottom of this flask and found even more amino acids than before--and better evidence that lightning and volcanic gasses may have helped create life on Earth."
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Was already on slashdot a couple of years ago... (1)

AliasMarlowe (1042386) | more than 3 years ago | (#35576968)

Here's the sumbission [slashdot.org] which was accepted as this article [slashdot.org] . Come on, people, where's all your search-fu?

Oh, and the 2008 BBC article referenced by the previous submission and article is more informative than the 2011 sciencemag article which serves as original source this time around.

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