Dogs rule the world, from essential worker to best friend and now master of their domain

Dogs began their descent from wolves some 130,000 years ago when an enterprising pack discovered a new source of food and warmth ripe for exploitation.  Today, there is little doubt who is in charge in most households, as canines have transitioned from essential workers for hunters and farmers to loveable, furry, spoiled parasites, doted over… Continue reading Dogs rule the world, from essential worker to best friend and now master of their domain

Chemotons: The search for the origin of life takes a surprising twist

Today’s scientists rediscover the 50 year old work of a Hungarian biologist, Tibor Gánti, who labored behind the Iron Curtain, but developed theories that could upend our entire understanding of the origin of life The earliest known life forms on Earth are cyanobacteria, fossilized around 3.77 billion years ago in the Archaean rocks of Western… Continue reading Chemotons: The search for the origin of life takes a surprising twist