Archive for August, 2014

“Oomph” & Origin of Life at Hydrothermal Vents

Article – Suzan Mazur

The notion that life originated in hydrothermal vents was for a long time a sleepy area of scientific inquiry because the vents first found, known as “black smokers,” were way too hot and acidic. But in 1989, Michael Russell, a British geochemist who … Read more »