OoL digest — August 8 edition

This week we have 5 preprints and 7 new papers on the origin of life. Enjoy!


Drift Rates of Narrow-band Signals in Long-term SETI Observations for Exoplanets – Li et al. – preprint

Detection of Biosignatures by Capillary Electrophoresis Mass Spectrometry in the Presence of Salts Relevant to Ocean Worlds Missions – Mora et al. – Astrobiology

Spectropolarimetry of life: airborne measurements from a hot air balloon – Mulder et al. – preprint

Sensitive Multi-beam Targeted SETI Observations towards 33 Exoplanet Systems with FAST – Tao et al. – preprint


Mixed Anhydrides at the Intersection Between Peptide and RNA Autocatalytic Sets: Evolution of Biological Coding – Kauffman et al. – preprint

The evolution and spread of sulfur-cycling enzymes reflect volcanic sulfur sources and the redox state of the early Earth – Mateos et al. – preprint

Entering the labyrinth: A hypothesis about the emergence of metabolism from protobiotic routes – Prosdocimi et al. – Biosystems

The role of mitochondrial energetics in the origin and diversification of eukaryotes – Schavemaker et al. – Nature Ecology & Evolution


Geometry of nonequilibrium reaction networks – Cengio et al. – preprint


Cellular self-organization: An overdrive in Cambrian diversity? – Vujovic et al. – BioEssays

Earth Sciences

Zinc isotope anomalies in primitive meteorites identify the outer solar system as an important source of Earth’s volatile inventory – Savage et al. – Icarus


Microbial Response to Increased Temperatures Within a Lava-Induced Hydrothermal System in Iceland: An Analogue for the Habitability of Volcanic Terrains on Mars – Duhamel et al. – Astrobiology

Alexandre Champagne‑Ruel
Alexandre Champagne‑Ruel
PhD Candidate - Astrophysics

My research interests include statistical physics, complex systems and major evolutionary transitions.