Molecular Infertility: New Long Story Short on RNA Replication and Life’s Origin
You might think that such severe impediments to prebiotic RNA formation would be enough to discourage fanciful proposals of RNA replication.
Rare Earth: How Vital Minerals “Evolve”
It’s intriguing that life as we know it depends on a seemingly un-natural distribution of minerals.
Biology Helps Us Understand the Blessing of Grasses
Don’t walk on the grass, that “often undervalued” form of life, without looking down. It’s amazing down there.
Prior Fitness for Life: The Problem of Boron
The atomic element boron is essential for life, but how do you get it from stars to plants and animals?
Glaciers Enhance the Biosphere — By Design
Glacial meltwater performs unexpected and surprising roles that benefit life on earth.