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New theory of life on earth

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Regular listeners may remember a series of reports we ran a little over a year ago on the decline of funding for "blue skies" research - the kind of 'big ideas' that may have no immediate practical application, but which drive whole areas of science forward. University College London was so concerned it launched a new research prize to find and support the Einsteins and Hawkings of the future. Well, the first of those investments is about to bear fruit, and as our science correspondent Tom Feilden reports, the result is nothing short of a new theory for the origin of life on earth.

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