Is Information the Future of Biology and Medicine?
University of Washington’s Georg Seelig wants to “design molecules” and “write genetic information.”
Complex Specified Information in the Lowly Sponge
Sponges are outliers in biology’s big bang, the Cambrian explosion. Their embryos appear in Precambrian strata, leading some to consider them primitive.
NASA Is Overselling Its Mars Perseverance Mission
Synthetic organic chemist James Tour, of Rice University, has shown the folly of NASA scientists and others in a number of videos.
DNA of Things: Embedding Machines with Replication Data
In 1901, divers brought up from an ancient shipwreck the first part of the Antikythera mechanism made by Greek inventors.
Human Designers Struggle to Match Biological Designs
Mother-of-pearl, or nacre, is not only a beautiful substance for jewelry and ceramics; it is a remarkable material.