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How the Cell Handles Oxygen: A Nobel Prize Discovery

Another amazing body function discovered – cellular oxygen regulation. It won three researchers the Nobel Prize.

Antibiotic Resistance Is Shared, Not Evolved

Growing evidence undermines commonly-cited examples of evolution happening right before our eyes.

Molecular Machine Paper Ignores Evolution

Another paper shows that evolutionary storytelling is neither necessary or useful when investigating molecular machines.

Biological Fact: Men and Women Are Different

Today's trend of gender confusion flies in the face of science. Who is "anti-science" in this hotbed political issue?

What Your Body Needs

Most of us know some basic things our bodies need, but it's unlikely many people have heard of some of these requirements.

Small Molecules Play Key Roles in Cells

Molecular biologists are finding a universe of functional small proteins and RNAs that were considered junk or not even known to exist.

Finding More Gifts in the Cellular Stocking

Improving techniques are allowing biochemists to find surprising new things in cells. Here are some recent examples.

Bacteria You Can Love

Wrongly feared only as agents of disease, many bacteria are allies in our quest for health.

Enjoy Your High-Tech Body and Brain

No need to feel insignificant in a lonely universe. You are loaded with great equipment for an exciting life.

More Cell Machines Come to Light

The living cell contains thousands of molecular machines converting energy into useful work. Here are just a few that were recently described in journal papers.

Biomimetics Quiz

Match the living thing with the technology being developed by imitating its design features.

Rubisco “Highly Tuned” for Fixing Atmospheric Carbon

Rubisco sounds like a brand of cracker or something, but it’s actually an air cleaner your life depends on.  It’s an enzyme that fixes atmospheric carbon for use by photosynthetic microbes and plants.  In doing so, it sweeps the planet of excess carbon dioxide – the greenhouse gas implicated in discussions of global warming – […]
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