biology

We are stardust…literally

Some think the seeds of life came from the Big Bang, but that misses a critical part of how the elements of life came to be.

A Biologist’s Mother’s Day Song ~ Music & Lyrics by Adam Cole

As a bio major in college, this got me laughing...then thinking...then laughing some more. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osWuWjbeO-Y I'd forgotten about that mitochondrial DNA bit--where does that DNA come from originally? A Biologist's Mother's Day Song ~ By Adam...

Religion is like your coccyx…

Religion is like your coccyx: While it may have played a very crucial role for our ancestors, these days you can usually just ignore it. Every once in a while, though, it becomes  an enormous pain in the ass. Substitute "appendix" for "coccyx," or "graduate school"...

Why do human have one less chromosome than chimpanzees?

Ken Miller gave a fascinating talk where he, in part, hoped to sway creationists to accept the theory of evolution. But as a long-ago biology major in college,  what fascinated me about the talk was how far genetic analysis has come. Primary observation: One of the...

We are stardust…literally

Some think the seeds of life came from the Big Bang, but that misses a critical part of how the elements of life came to be. All the elements we…