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The Infectious Aliens: Viruses, Sunspots and Space Aliens

Scientists have long theorized about how life on Earth may have come to exist. Ideas range from the spontaneous formation of simple life forms from complex combinations of amino acids in the early Earth’s primordial pools, to more far-out notions that the building blocks of life had been...
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