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)

Human History - March of Progress from Ape to Human

Human History Isn’t a Straight Line – It’s a Tangled Web

Human history is often shown as a neat March of Progress from one species to the next. Find out how DNA testing proves it's much more complicated than that. (4:00 min read time)

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)

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)

Meteorite Falling to Earth

Meteorites Brought Space Sugar to Earth

Scientists have found traces of the sugar called ribose in meteorites. Since ribose is a building block of living organisms, this discovery sheds light on the origin of life on earth. Find out more. (7:00 min read)