Author: David Coppedge
Salt of the Earth Regulates Habitability
A planet needs more than location in a habitable zone. It needs the right ingredients, and salt has a surprising role.
Capabilities of Migrating Birds Deserve Awards and Recognition
New technologies are giving scientists global information on a wide variety of bird species.
Springtails: Wingless Arthropods that Can Fly
The fossil record shows a “Hexapod Gap.” Unfortunately for Darwin, the two leading theories to explain the gap can be ruled out.
Same-Handed Molecules Are an “Overarching Design Principle” in Life, Say Researchers
Without foresight to solve heterochiral incidents, a primordial cell would quickly perish even if, against all odds, it began homochiral.
Mitochondria Promoted to Information Processing Systems
The label “powerhouses of the cell” was too simplistic for the many tasks performed every second by these computing, networking, signaling, regulating wonders.