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EDITORIAL
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 10  |  Page : 43  

Editorial


Chief Editor,

Date of Web Publication24-Jan-2012

Correspondence Address:
Pamela Barraza Flores
Chief Editor

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DOI: 10.4103/0974-6102.92191

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Where do we come from? Where are we going? Who or what made life? These questions have kept us awake at night. They have for centuries intrigued the minds of the greatest scientists. From the Greeks to modern times, we have still not discovered with certainty the origin of life. It is indeed one of the most promising, intriguing, and perhaps least understood questions of the humanities and sciences. How close are we to discovering the truth? How are our lives going to change when we do? Will it set the time for a new generation of science? It is us, the new generation of scientists, who will uncover the truth. Can you, young scientist, imagine yourself discovering the biggest secret of life?

In this special edition about The Origin of Life, we will travel through the ancient discoveries, modern science and beyond to find how close we are to unraveling the true meaning of this mystery. Many important theories have been conceived in human history. In this issue, we bring you a score of information in the form of articles and interviews with experts in the field. These include the best articles from our latest aptly-themed competition. The winner is entitled "Are we alone after all?"; it is a very interesting article about life on other planets. Other articles from the competition discuss the quantum world, complex cells, evolution, supernovae, and more that will bring you even closer to the origin of life. There is also a review of ten of the best books on this subject.

This issue also contains articles on a wide range of other topics from coronary heart disease to questioning the compatibility of science and religion.

On another subject, this is going to be my last issue as Chief Editor. I would like to thank all the editors involved and give special recognition to Professor Butrous, founder of the Young Scientists Journal, who has allowed my voice as a young scientist to be heard. Christina Astin and the Young Scientists team are an amazing group of young science communicators that are always open to collaboration from all around the world. I invite all young readers to join the team and to recruit other enthusiasts; this is a life changing experience. Cleodie Swire is already doing excellent work leading the editorial team, and will now take on the role of Chief Editor. I am sure that she will take the journal to even greater heights.

 
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How to cite this article:
Flores PB. Editorial. Young Scientists J 2011;4:43

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Flores PB. Editorial. Young Scientists J [serial online] 2011 [cited 2014 Apr 19];4:43. Available from: http://www.ysjournal.com/text.asp?2011/4/10/43/92191




 

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