When somebody dies, which are the last surviving cells of his/her body? Those of hair, nails, or some other obscure but resilient cells? Shedding light on why and how they are so vital might boost ...
Its usually assumed that the Great Oxidation Event around 2.3 bya caused a great extinction of anaerobic life on earth. But as I was reading Nick Lane's book, ...
We don't to know much about organisms living deep below the Earth's crust. Recently a team led by S. Giovanni discovered some microbes 300 m below the ocean floor. The microbes were found to be a ...
I know the title sounds like something else, but I'm actually wondering about these things, which are also apparently called 'whale burps': This one was found on a beach on Lake Michigan. Does ...
What are the tests performed by NASA's Mars rovers to establish that life could survive on the planet?
I am particularly interested in the Mars Rovers, which are out there trying to find life. Do they believe that the tests they perform are sufficient to verify the existence of life (Also please ...
An urchin larva becomes an adult urchin through metamorphosis. This fascinating documentary about metamorphosis suggests that the urchin larva "dies", being partially eaten by the new individual, the ...