It’s no help having essential elements in the Earth’s crust if they can’t get to the organisms that need them.
A man was paddleboarding last month when he came across a mysterious creature three miles off the shoreline of California.
In order to push this, he has to make some pretty big changes to our normal dictionary definition of what “nothing” means.
The element phosphorus, on which life heavily depends for its codes and metabolic processes, is a limiting factor for complex beings on habitable planets.
It’s intriguing that life as we know it depends on a seemingly un-natural distribution of minerals.