Nobel Prize Spotlights Cosmic and Organic Asymmetries
October 12, 2021
Heads or tails have equal probabilities, so why does nature sometimes prefer one over the other?
One Wrong-Handed Amino Acid Can Cause Vertigo
August 11, 2018
The rocks in your head that give you a sense of balance are finely tuned to spiral in a certain way.
Big Science Lies About Chirality in Space
June 15, 2016
What was discovered has nothing to do with life, nor does it contribute in any way to solving one of the "greatest mysteries of chemistry."
Origin of Life for Dummies
August 1, 2015
Readers can decide if these news stories on the origin of life represent smart science or not.
More Attempts to Explain Chirality
March 17, 2015
Despite the hype in some reports, the highly-designed experiments only underscore the problem for origin of life theories.
Left-Handed Life: Is the Chirality Problem Near Solution?
October 2, 2014
Cells use only left-handed amino acids and right-handed sugars. A new hypothesis involving the weak nuclear force tries to address this asymmetry.
New Chirality Solution Proposed
May 9, 2012
It's long been a mystery why cells use one hand of two-handed molecules, like left-handed amino acids and right-handed sugars. A new proposal solves the mystery, explaining how this phenomenon called homochirality arises naturally. Wait a minute...