The asteroid that killed the dinosaurs must have ejected billions of tons of life-bearing rock into space. This paper predicts where it may have gone.
Simple explanation of how Abiogenesis may have occurred.
Evidence of the single-celled ancestors of animals, dating from the interval in Earth's history just before multicellular animals appeared, has been discovered in 570 million-year-old rocks from South China
A description of the Last Universal Common Ancestor LUCA. Prior to the use of DNA, before life created an oxygen atmosphere on earth, there was LUCA the ancestor of all living things; Eukaryotes, Archaea, and Eubacteria. this article describes what LUCA may have been like.
A short overview of current theories for abiogenesis
In a significant finding in the search for life beyond Earth, scientists from The University of Texas at Austin and elsewhere have discovered what appears to be a body of liquid water the volume of the North American Great Lakes locked inside the icy shell of Jupiter's moon Europa.
In his lab, Martin Hanczyc makes "protocells," experimental blobs of chemicals that behave like living cells. His work demonstrates how life might have first occurred on Earth ... and perhaps elsewhere too. This is the experimental realization of many of the ideas Stuart Kauffman has written about it his books.
CERN computers are being used to search for auto-catalytic sets, the precursors of life, 65,000 candidate molecules have been identified so far. Future searches will go "further and deeper"