The secret is to restrict one’s explanations for life to unguided natural events. Once that decision has been made, everything else flows deductively from it.
A paper illustrates the action of DNA loop extrusion processes, which serve multiple functions to maintain the genome, with an interesting graphic: gears.
Any evolving system of RNAs would quickly include almost exclusively RNAs that performed no biologically useful actions.
The antiseptic properties of natural honey are getting more attention as antibiotic-resistant bacteria proliferate.
Glacial meltwater performs unexpected and surprising roles that benefit life on earth.