The element phosphorus, on which life heavily depends for its codes and metabolic processes, is a limiting factor for complex beings on habitable planets.
The jewels of the microbial world, when seen with new nano-scale imaging techniques, look like little modernist cathedrals.
Watches are everywhere on the heath. Look up, look down, look inside; biology runs on time.
What do we learn from this case? In today’s science world it is no longer sufficient to objectively describe some nicely preserved ancient fossils.
Life makes its way around the world using nonliving transportation systems, seeding the world with complex specified information.