Plant Evolution - Tree Map of Species

Plant Evolution: It’s Not About Temperature

Plant evolution has always been assumed to happen faster in the tropics. Find out how a massive new study overturns that assumption. (5:00 min read)

Tagish Lake Meteorite and Thermometer

Tagish Lake Meteorite Holds Clues to How Life Began

The Tagish Lake meteorite at the Royal Ontario Museum has revealed some vital secrets to researchers. Find out what they discovered about the origin of life. (4:00 min read)

Origin of COVID-19 Drawing of Viruses

Origin of COVID-19: Lies, Damned Lies and the Truth

The origin of COVID-19 remains a mystery. Like all mysteries, it’s spawning wild rumours. Find out which beliefs are justified, and which are nonsense. (8:00 min read)

Tropical Biodiversity - Shark and school of fish

What Causes Tropical Biodiversity?

Ecologists have always thought that tropical diversity came from increased species interaction. Find out why they may have been wrong all along. (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)

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)

Faint Young Sun Paradox Explained by Microbes?

The faint young sun paradox asks why the early Earth had liquid oceans when the young sun was much fainter than it is today. Scientists from the University of British Columbia think they have an answer. Find out more. (3:30 min read)

Life Began - Flamingos and Zebras at Lake Magadi

Did Life Begin in Soda Lakes?

Life could have begun in soda lakes. That's a new idea being proposed in a study from the University of Washington. It would help scientists resolve an issue called the phosphate problem. Find out more. (3:30 min read)