Time to Get Down and Dirty
January 23, 2019
Staying too clean can be bad for you. Let your good germs take care of the bad ones.
Humans: Uniquely Endowed, Unnaturally Evil
July 1, 2018
How could such 'fearfully and wonderfully made' beings be capable of unspeakable atrocities?
More Reasons to Imitate Biology
May 25, 2018
Recent articles about Biomimetics show that the field is still going strong.
Health May Depend on Good Viruses and Microbes
November 30, 2017
There is still much to learn about the human body. Some of our best friends may not even share our own genes.
Appendix 2: Vestigial Organs Reconsidered
December 5, 2015
Outcast becomes hero: appendix promoted to "pivotal". The vestigial organ myth lives on in other contexts, though.
Genetic Evolution Falsified
May 22, 2015
Hundreds of your genes work just fine in yeast and plankton, after supposedly a billion years of evolution separating us.
Antibiotic Resistance Is Ancient
April 18, 2015
An isolated tribe in a remote place in Amazonia has antibiotic resistance genes in its gut bacteria.
Wonders Inside You
June 25, 2012
Do you have any idea how many emergencies are resolved inside your body every day without your conscious knowledge or control? Here are just 3 examples.