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View Resource Exploring Life's Origins: A Virtual Exhibition

This visually arresting website is part of a multimedia exhibit at the Museum of Science in Boston, which aims to "use molecular illustration and animation to help describe origins of life research and theories to broad audiences." Visitors should definitely check out the "A Timeline of Life's Evolution" to get oriented to the site. The "Formation of the Moon" is a stunning artist's rendition, as...

View Resource Exploratorium's Origins: From Jungle to Lab: The Study of Life's Complexity

The Exploratorium in San Francisco has a smart-looking website that highlights the cooperation between London's Natural History Museum and the Las Cuevas Research Station in Belize. The subject of this joint effort is the complexity of life and why it is studied with such intensity. The website is divided into the sections "People", "Ideas", "Tools", "Place" and "Live". The section entitled...

View Resource The RNA World

This resource provides a description of RNA's probable role in the formation of life as both a catalytic molecule and genetic material. It also provides alternate theories and loads of reference material and related links all to do with the special nature of RNA.

View Resource The Leakey Foundation

The Leakey Foundation is "a member supported organization committed to research related to human origins." This well-designed, interactive website offers a variety of information related to the research interests including information about Recently Funded Projects, Educational Resources, and News and Upcoming Events. One exceptional feature of the website is the Audio Archives that allows...

View Resource National Geographic: Prehistoric Time Line

Humans haven't roamed the earth for long, and our presence on this planet only dates back around 190,000 years. There are approximately 4.3 billion more years of Earth's history to explore, and this interactive and edifying timeline created by National Geographic helps interested persons explore it. First-time visitors can click around within the timeline to read short descriptions of important...

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