In a recent hypothesis, Helen Hansma, a UCSB research scientist and National Science Foundation program director, postulates that the very first biomolecules may have formed in the gaps between nanometer-thick layers of underwater mica. Present-day evidence in our own bodies seems to support Hansma’s mica hypothesis. Hansma reports that she plans to test her theory as early as next February.
UCSB Scientist Discovers Life Between Layers of Mica
Thursday, December 13, 2007
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