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Sludge In Flask Gives Clues To Origin of Life

March 22nd, 2011 03:09 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

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sciencehabit 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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