Oparin is back. Some origin-of-life researchers are using his coacervate theory without giving him credit or realizing they are retreading dead-end ideas.
The notion that many genes would be required for the Cambrian explosion may seem unsurprising — what is surprising is that anyone would challenge the idea.
A gold rush makes sense. But a copper rush? Not so much. And yet, perhaps there is more to gold than aesthetics.
With better imaging and analysis techniques, details about icons of design are coming into clearer focus. The icons are looking better than ever.
In labs around the world, scientists are fascinated by living designs. Here are just a few examples of what is being reported on a weekly basis.