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  • On the Origin of Life on Earth

    This week in Science, Carl Zimmer writes about the origin of life on Earth in the first of a monthly essay series about key moments in the evolution of life and human culture. Although Charles Darwin considered it impossible to reconstruct how life began, researchers today are making headway in coming up with molecules and cells akin to what e… Read More
  • Welcome to the Origins blog

    Had Charles Robert Darwin had access to the Internet, he would have been a blogger. The prolific 19th century naturalist–and father of evolution–eagerly shared his ideas and observations with the world around him through 16 books and pamphlets and more than 5000 letters to the scientific and cultural luminaries of his day. He covered ev… Read More