How Did Earth Get Its Phosphorus?
September 12, 2018
The element phosphorus is hard to get to a planet's surface where it is needed.
Horse Found Frozen in Tundra
September 7, 2018
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
June 27, 2018
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
April 24, 2018
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 *
January 30, 2018
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
November 13, 2017
If science continues its focus on natural designs, everyone stands to benefit.
More Things You Didn’t Know About Your Body
September 27, 2017
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
September 18, 2017
In this final segment about habitability of exoplanets, Dr Henry Richter looks at chemistry and probability.
Sunburn? Smear on the DNA
August 25, 2017
DNA makes for an excellent sunscreen, researchers have found. And that's not all.
Ancient DNA Recovered from Caves
May 3, 2017
New techniques are allowing scientists to extract ancient DNA from cave soil. But is it really as old as claimed?
Biological Designs Worth Imitating
April 20, 2017
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
April 6, 2017
What is the spark that turns molecules into life? For the materialist, it's the spirit of imagination.
Astrobiology’s Fantasy Universe
March 7, 2017
The media glosses over difficulties in its blind quest to look for the 'emergence' of life on other planets.
Human Body Curiosities
February 20, 2017
Things you didn't know about your ambulatory vessel, and things you may have wondered about.
Inspiring Life Tricks
November 14, 2016
These tricks are enough to make an inventor run to the patent office.