A world without flowers would be a world with little romance. What would Valentine’s Day be like without flowers? A planet without flowers would lack much of the beauty we now enjoy. Imagine the … more
There are certain things that come with being a part of a large extended family—particularly one that is close, geographically and otherwise. For instance, weekend get-togethers look more like … more
Every summer, comic book movies wow audiences with flashy special effects that make superheroes fly, disappear, transform, etc. Many of us can’t help wishing we possessed superpowers of our own. … more
The Best of "I Didn't Know That": NIBIRU and Planet X, Hybridization and the evolutionary tree of life, Other humans we're not aware of?, Robustness of metabolic pathways more
Homosexual Animals, Old-Earth Verse, Would I Still Be Here? more
The recent discovery and analysis of a planet described as “something like our own Earth” highlights the point. This particular planet, with the colorful name GJ1214, is about six and half … more
Ever wanted to scale a shear wall without worrying about losing your grip? How about meander across the ceiling? Thanks to inspiration from beetles and some hard work in the lab, equipment for such … more
March 1, 2010 Dr. Hugh Ross
If you know about the relationship between flowers and bees, you know the basics of symbiosis—two dissimilar species living together interdependently. To account for … more
> Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration.
> I have not failed, I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.
These two quotes by Thomas Edison … more
All life requires carbon and nitrogen. Without adequate quantities of each element sequestered in specific compounds life cannot survive. Ecologists note, too, that as the quantities of certain … more
The old cliché “two wrongs don’t make a right” proves true in many situations, but in the genetics of the brain, two genetic wrongs can make a right. A few years ago, I … more
Avatar, the movie released just a few weeks ago, already ranks as the second highest earning movie of all time and may exceed the current record holder, Titanic, within a few more weeks. Two aspects … more
Amid all the celebration last year over the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth and the 150th anniversary of his most famous book, On the Origin of Species,1 I heard little or no mention … more
Edgar Allan Poe was not the only one impressed with the great intellect of the raven. Ravens also much impressed the prophet Elijah when God ordered the birds to bring the prophet bread and meat.1 … more
Fire alarms. Thunder claps. Explosions. These jarring noises make us jump out of our seats and cause our hearts to race. Our ability to respond immediately to such startling stimuli—and yet … more
Vascular plants provide sites all along their root systems where colonies of AMF can assemble and feed on the nutrients supplied by the plants. In return, the AMF supply phosphorus, nitrogen, and … more
During speaking events, I am frequently complimented for my "phenomenal memory." People are impressed by the relative ease with which I quote Bible passages from memory or recall the details of arcane … more
Molecular nitrogen (N2) comprises about 79 percent of the atmosphere, making it the most abundant element in Earth's atmosphere.
Nitrogen is crucial for most biological processes. It is found in … more
Many anecdotal accounts of microorganisms being found in environments that cannot support their metabolic activities can be found in the scientific literature.1 Yet no quantitative measurements … more
Bergmann's Rule asserts that the body mass of warm-blooded animals increases with latitude. The rule is named after the German biologist, Christian Bergmann, who first developed it in 1847. He … more