How Mitochondria Protect Themselves from Mutations
June 13, 2019
by Ross Anderson, PhD Mitochondria are very interesting and unique organelles. All eukaryotic cells possess them. They are indispensable in a number of cell activities beyond their well-known role of synthesizing the bulk of ATP used to power cells. Mitochondria reproduce at rates that are, for the most part, independent of the cell division […]
Mammals With Super Senses
June 5, 2019
These mammals are very different from each other except in how they put human technology to shame. Bats Bats have an ambulance in their ears (Virginia Tech). Echolocating bats have a challenge. They need to be able to follow moths through foliage by sound alone. While they dart through bushes and trees after their prey, […]
Crossing Guard Found in Mitochondrial Membranes
June 3, 2019
This is no ordinary crossing guard. It also acts as a bouncer or cop when bad proteins try to clog up the channel.
Where Did Earth’s Water Come From?
June 1, 2019
Water is just one big problem facing secular scientists who feel a need to explain everything without design.
The Pangolin: The Strangest Animal Known to Man
May 31, 2019
This animal's tough, overlapping, reptile-protective keratin scales make it look like a giant pinecone with a long, thin reptile-tail
Brain Makes Automatic Statistical Inference
May 27, 2019
Your brain isn't a computer, but contains a powerful one.
Illustra Media Celebrates Animal Diversity
May 23, 2019
A new short film from Illustra Media is sure to delight children – and adults, too.
Automatic Emergency Brake Found on Molecular Motor
May 22, 2019
In this article, guest writer Ross Anderson (PhD, biochemistry professor) discusses a new finding about how an ’emergency brake’ works in one of the most vital of all molecular machines, ATP synthase. First, he explains the molecular rotary motor and what it does. Review of “Extrinsic conditions influence the self-association and structure of IF1, the […]
Super Designs in Amazing Animals, Part 2
May 17, 2019
Organisms of all kinds, sizes and shapes have mastered physical principles in astonishing ways. Here are more examples.
Super Designs in Amazing Animals, Part I
May 16, 2019
Animals of all kinds, sizes and shapes have mastered physical principles in astonishing ways.
Unusual Fossils Call for Unusual Explanations
May 15, 2019
Some recent fossil finds require creative storytelling, but the science is the data –not the story.
More Evidence Our Moon Is Young
May 14, 2019
Moonquakes are still occurring. Why didn't geological activity cease billions of years ago?
Complex Eyes of ‘Simple’ Clams Confound Darwin
May 13, 2019
The eyes of the lowly scallop have eyes of exquisite design, built on a principle unrelated to any putative evolutionary sequence.
Extreme Fine Tuning in Body Cells, Part 2
May 11, 2019
Here are two examples of an ultra-fine balance between function and disease inside the cells of our body's sensory cells (Part 2).