Scientists Recreate 'Spark Of Life' With A Powerful Laser

As 'creative' acts of science go, it's pretty hard to beat.

Scientists have imitated the first 'spark' of life using a powerful laser.

Researchers working in Prague, Czech Republic have managed to create a blast that, on a very small scale, mimics a meteor impact some think was the source of the building blocks of life on our planet.

Take a look below.

'Science Geek' Gift Guide 2014