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How Did Earth Get Its Phosphorus?

The element phosphorus is hard to get to a planet's surface where it is needed.

Horse Found Frozen in Tundra

An exceptionally-preserved foal has been found in Siberian tundra. Can scientists bring it back to life as a clone?

Now It’s Cool to Praise Neanderthals

Long the brunt of jokes, Neanderthals are trending upward in respect. Scientists keep finding things to admire in our 'archaic' brethren.

More Cool Cell Tricks Discovered

Watching molecular machines at work in living cells should be as fascinating as watching a city through a magnifying glass.

Some ‘Junk DNA’ May Act as Computer Memory *

Growing evidence supports the hypothesis that certain non-coding 'retrotransposons' may function as computational memory for genes. *[Audio version included]

Biomimetics Continues Its Enthusiastic Winning Streak

If science continues its focus on natural designs, everyone stands to benefit.

More Things You Didn’t Know About Your Body

You can live in it without knowing much about it, but these facts should add to your sense of awe.

Facing Reality About Life on Other Planets, 6: Chemistry and Probability

In this final segment about habitability of exoplanets, Dr Henry Richter looks at chemistry and probability.

Sunburn? Smear on the DNA

DNA makes for an excellent sunscreen, researchers have found. And that's not all.

Ancient DNA Recovered from Caves

New techniques are allowing scientists to extract ancient DNA from cave soil. But is it really as old as claimed?

Biological Designs Worth Imitating

If these designs are so good that intelligent minds want to mimic them, who can believe they emerged by chance?

OOL’s Gold and Animism

What is the spark that turns molecules into life? For the materialist, it's the spirit of imagination.

Astrobiology’s Fantasy Universe

The media glosses over difficulties in its blind quest to look for the 'emergence' of life on other planets.

Human Body Curiosities

Things you didn't know about your ambulatory vessel, and things you may have wondered about.

Inspiring Life Tricks

These tricks are enough to make an inventor run to the patent office.
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