Biologist Robert Waltzer briefly details the engineering wonder that permits oxygen to be carried by the blood.
Evolution is good at creating niche advantages by breaking things; it isn’t good at building fundamentally novel forms.
Michigan State University biologist Richard Lenski and collaborators have just published a terrific new paper.
How can Tibetans survive high altitudes that leave lowlanders gasping? The answer is found in broken genes.
I was motivated to do this study after two papers were published in 2018 on the difficulty of launching rockets from super-earths.