By: Tulani M.
New study shows that life might have originated from pockets of mineral deposits inside clay. Through experimenting with clay in a simulation of an ancient ocean, scientists discovered that clay created hydrogels that might have had similar conditions to those needed to create life on earth billions of years ago. Clay could have acted as a hydrogel and chemicals inside the clay pockets interacted, carrying out chemical reactions that eventually created all the parts needed for a cell to live. (Read more…)