Wonderful Microbes Are the Planet’s Ecosystem Engineers
The few pathogens among bacteria give a bad rap to the majority that do wonderful things — for us and for our environment.
Why Scientists Think There Could Be Life on Europa
Jupiter’s moon Europa, somewhat smaller than Earth’s moon, may have surface water and organic chemicals, researchers say.
Earth’s Atmosphere Demonstrates Stunning Biocentric Fine-Tuning
For photosynthesis to proceed on a planet like Earth, sunlight (visual light) must penetrate the atmosphere all the way to the ground.
Microbe Performs Rocket Science, Vital for Life on Earth
This little machine, which also knows how to recycle and reuse all its parts in a sustainable “green” way, keeps the nitrogen in balance for the whole planet.
Do Proteins Lack Metals, Reflecting Poor Design?
According to Erika DeBenedictis, “one of the big limitations of biology are the basic building blocks themselves.”