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Cathal D. O'Connell, University of Melbourne This article is an edited extract from an essay, The search for ET, in The New Disruptors, the 64th edition of Griffith Review. We’re publishing it as part of our occasional series Zoom Out, where...
Sean Jordan, UCL Where did life come from? In recent years, many scientists have shifted from favouring a “primordial soup” in pools of water to hydrothermal vents deep in the ocean as the original source of life on Earth. But...
Jon Copley, University of Southampton “It has always been our ambition to get inside that white space, and now we are there the space can no longer be blank,” wrote the polar explorer Captain Scott, on crossing the 80th parallel...
‘Our preliminary results reveal new branches of life here,’ said Dr Gregory Farrant from Matís, a governmental research institute based in Iceland. The lake – called Skaftárkatlar – is one of the best places on earth to study how life...
Dr Paul Webb Roger Williams University The most obvious feature of the oceans is that they contain water. Water is so ubiquitous that it may not seem like a very interesting substance, but it has many unique properties that impact global...
Dr Paul Webb Roger Williams University A whole new ecosystem reliant on the processes of plate tectonics was discovered on the deep seafloor of the Galapagos Rift in 1977. The deep sea submersible Alvin was exploring in 2500 m of water when it...
Arthur Omran and Matthew PasekUniversity of South FloridaAbstract The question of where life originated has been contentious for a very long time. Scientists have invoked many environments to address this question. Often, we find ourselves beholden to a location, especially...

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