Have a news item you would like featured? Fill out the request here (UW NetID Restricted).
Early 'soda Lakes' May Have Provided Missing Ingredient Key to the Origin of Life | Space
The first life-forms on Earth needed a pu pu platter of ingredients to exist, but one of those ingredients, the mineral phosphorus, has long puzzled scientists. No one knew how phosphorus, one of the six main chemical elements of life, became plentiful enough on early Earth for life to burst forth. Now, researchers may have the answer. Jonathan Toner, a research assistant professor of Earth and space sciences at the UW, is quoted.
Source: Full Story