Discovery boosts theory that life on Earth arose from RNA-DNA mix

In a study published in the chemistry journal Angewandte Chemie, they demonstrated that a simple compound called diamidophosphate (DAP), which was plausibly present on Earth before life arose, could have…

Life could have emerged from lakes with high phosphorus

University of Washington Life as we know it requires phosphorus. It’s one of the six main chemical elements of life, it forms the backbone of DNA and RNA molecules, acts…

Australian hybrid fish story – Media jumps the shark

Pretty much everyone who has seen this today shakes their head and wonders. I’m wondering too. First, the story which is being serially regurgitated without any thought in media outlets…

Crops that are about adapting to weather, not climate

From the University of Edinburgh  a suggestion that the food security issue raised by AGW alarmists might not be worrisome at all. Of course the next complaint will be that…