In 2015, three scientists won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for decades of research into DNA—research that reinforces the idea … Continue reading Nobel-Winning DNA Research Challenges Evolutionary Theory
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What are the two most known chemical compounds? Clearly water (H2O) takes first place, but with all the discussion of … Continue reading Why Does Carbon Exist in the Universe?
“Don’t eat the snow!” As a little kid growing up in the central part of West Virginia, I heard that … Continue reading Did Comets Carry Prebiotic Materials to Early Earth?
Were Neanderthals like us? The answer to this question has profound implications for our understanding of human origins, and for … Continue reading Did Neanderthals Bury Their Dead with Flowers?