OoL digest — July 24 edition

This week we have 16 new papers on the origin of life. Enjoy!

Artificial life

Does the Field of Nature-Inspired Computing Contribute to Achieving Lifelike Features?
Tzanetos – Artificial Life


Reconstructing river flows remotely on Earth, Titan, and Mars
Birch et al. – Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

The modulation effect of ice thickness variations on convection in icy ocean worlds
Kang – preprint

Terrestrial and Neptune mass free-floating planet candidates from the MOA-II 9-year Galactic Bulge survey
Koshimoto et al. – preprint

The Determination of the Spatial Distribution of Indigenous Lipid Biomarkers in an Immature Jurassic Sediment Using Time-of-Flight–Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry
Pasterski et al. – Astrobiology

A Re-Appraisal of CO/O$_2$ Runaway on Habitable Planets Orbiting Low-Mass Stars
Ranjan et al. – preprint

Free-Floating planet Mass Function from MOA-II 9-year survey towards the Galactic Bulge
Sumi et al. – preprint

Tidal excitation of the obliquity of Earth-like planets in the habitable zone of M-dwarf stars
Valente et al. – Astronomy & Astrophysics


Nucleotide-protocell interactions: A reciprocal relationship in prebiotically pertinent environments
Deshpande et al. – preprint

Effect of “spent’nucleotides” on nonenzymatic RNA replication
Patki et al. – preprint

Cell viability is dominated by quantum effects
Yasuda et al. – preprint


Evolution of selfish multicellularity: collective organisation of individual spatio-temporal regulatory strategies
Vroomans et al. – BMC Ecology and Evolution


Catalysis as a Robust Feature and Catalytic Promiscuity as a Recurrent Trait in Peptide Based Self-Replicators
Adamski et al. – preprint

Departure from Randomness: Evolution of Self-Replicators that can Self-Sort through Steric Zipper Formation
Eleveld et al. – preprint

Earth sciences

Widespread seafloor anoxia during generation of the Ediacaran Shuram carbon isotope excursion
Ostrander et al. – Geobiology

Origin of Life Molecules in the Atmosphere After Big Impacts on the Early Earth
Wogan et al. – preprint