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.
Copper Reveals Its Role in Exploding Plants — and in the Miracle of Man
The exploding pods of the popping cress send the plant’s seeds flying in all directions, as far as a meter from the parent.
Zinc and the Miracle of Man
Elemental zinc pulls together multiple themes that biologist Michael Denton writes about in his new book.
Do Proteins Lack Metals, Reflecting Poor Design?
According to Erika DeBenedictis, “one of the big limitations of biology are the basic building blocks themselves.”
Does Gold Have a Purpose? Science Hints at Answers
A gold rush makes sense. But a copper rush? Not so much. And yet, perhaps there is more to gold than aesthetics.