In most organisms, tiny bits of RNA play key roles in genetic expression. They do this by docking to appropriate genic sequences in just the right places to affect expression. This craft is practiced both within and among cells.
Climate models fail to predict wind, which is an extremely significant forecasting facet. That wind is predictable highlights how pathetic climate model forecasts are.
People are disposable in capitalist societies, the elderly especially so – a point which the covid-19 pandemic has highlighted.
That healthy people are happier and vice versa are obvious. So why don’t people guard their happiness?
US households emit 20% of that nation’s greenhouse gas exhaust. If considered a country, American residences would be the world’s 6th most significant polluter. The wealthy do more than their share.
Different animals have distinct ways of socially dealing with contagious diseases depending on their social nature.
In northeastern North America over the past 30 years, habitat destruction and man-made pollution, including pesticides, have annihilated the intimate networking between plants and pollinators. 94% loss of plant-pollinator networks were disrupted.
We tend to misremember the accomplishment of ordinary tasks. This vexing flaw is actually a feature of economy in how memory works.
Methane is a potent greenhouse gas, with ~86 times the warming power of carbon dioxide for 2 decades. As it ages, methane oxidizes and loses hotness – but is still 26 times more warming than carbon dioxide for a century.
Planting massive numbers of trees to demonstrate concern about climate change is just a stupid publicity stunt at best.
Our microbiomes are indispensable partners in both sickness and health. Their performance in the face of attack by V2 goes a long way in explaining the diversity of covid-19 virulence.
Light and gravity may seem to have nothing in common. But, inspired by the singularity of a black hole, the quanta by which they manifest may transmigrate.
Sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) is widely used as an insulator in high-voltage electrical equipment for electricity production and transmission. SF6 is also the most potent greenhouse gas, and its emission is burgeoning.
2 types of advanced-technology refuse are especially noxious to the environment: plastic and electronic waste. Both are unsustainably burgeoning.
Human mental arithmetic simplicity limits popular support for dealing with pandemics and industrialized self-extinction.
The process of living boils down to data processing. To render the mirage of physicality, symbolic processing fabricates physical correlates. Genetics is just the beginning.
In a planetary circuit, electricity courses throughout Earth’s atmosphere and its surface. By 1749 Benjamin Franklin concluded that the properties of lightning were similar to those found in machines. This is also true of organisms on Earth, right down to their cells.
Plants are green because photosynthesis is optimized – not to maximize energy, but to minimize stress.
Animal pupils are attuned to lifestyle.
Life runs on a universal workforce: the proteins which build and maintain cells. Despite vast diversity, regardless of life form, the jobs proteins do are […]
Since antiquity man has sought to conquer Nature rather than peaceful coexistence. Covid-19 is simply a reminder by Nature that it cannot be overcome. How humanity has responded to covid-19 has hastened its demise later this century.
From fighting fish to sharing love, intense relations engender energetic synchrony.
Plants are constantly battling herbivores to avoid being eaten. One way they do so is to disguise their scent.
Optical illusions involving luminance and lines result from distributed mental processing, beginning with the cells which first catch sight.
The distinction between what the eye sees and what the mind perceives is a hoary philosophical debate. Do we infer a 3D world from the 2D snapshots our eyes take, as Enlightenment philosophers John Locke and David Hume posited, or is the 3D “objective” world before us, as more contemporary psychologists Hermann von Helmholtz and James J. Gibson presumed?