Food Ethics African Harvest

Food Ethics: An Embarrassment of Choices

Food ethics is becoming a highly controversial field. Find out how our food choices affect world hunger, animal welfare, a fair society and the environment. (10:00 min read time)

Habitat Destruction - Heavy Equipment Construction Forest

Habitat Destruction Spreads Novel Diseases

We promise not to bore or mislead you with advice about COVID-19. Find out why habitat destruction is the root cause of emerging infectious diseases. (4:30 min read)

Cell Origins - Human Cells in Blue Background

Cell Origins Revealed by Their Membranes

Cell origins have always been a mystery. How could cell membranes form in the sea when their fatty acids can't survive in salt? Find out the answer. (3:30 min read time)

Origin of Life - DNA Tree Diagram

Origin of Life Before the Origin of Species–4 Theories

The origin of life is still a mystery to science, even though evolution is now a proven fact. Learn about four theories hoping to shed light on this enigma. (5:00 min read)

Agricultural Biodiversity - Handful of Grain

Agricultural Biodiversity Under Threat Worldwide

Agricultural biodiversity is being disrupted as family farms give way to factory farms around the world. Find out how this threatens future generations. (5:00 min read)

Evolution Is It Always Genetic?- Petri Dish

Evolution: Is It Always Genetic?

Biologists have always maintained that evolution happens strictly and solely inside the genome. Find out how scientists looking at a variety of yeast have challenged the orthodox view. (3:30 min read)

Soil Biodiversity - Two hands holding soil containing earthworms

Soil Biodiversity Now Tracked Globally

Soil biodiversity is a hot topic in science. Find out how a new global database is helping to track the role of soil in fighting climate change and mass extinctions. (4:00 min read)

Bee Pollination - Honey Bee on Yellow Flower

Bee Pollination, Habitats and Human Meddling

Bee pollination came up in a couple of science studies this week. Find out what researchers are telling us about where bees like to live and how we can stop the decline in bee populations. (5:00 min read)

Predators Decline - Spider on Dead Leaves

Predators Decline First From Human Land Use

Predators decline in numbers before prey animals whenever wild places are developed for human land use. Find out why this is a concern for our global ecosystem. (4:00 min read)