In a talk I give titled “God Got Science Right In The Bible“, I present a number of topics where the Bible was way ahead of its time. In this show, I note some of those areas that modern science affirms, such as our chemical nature, the information nature of biology and our health. Enjoy! […]
The Amazing Cell!
A couple of years ago, I came across a presentation given at one of the TED conferences by a Drew Berry. If I would have a guess, many non-biologists would be really bored with a talk on cell division, right? But no, not this one, it was most interesting, using computer animation, he exposed the […]
What Is The Difference Between Shannon Information and Specified Complex Information? And why it’s important.
Information is interesting, here I want to specifically discuss Shannon Information verses Specified Complex Information. I know, you may be saying “so what, it sounds boring to me.” Maybe so, it may even zip over your head, in that case duck so it will hit the person behind you! While being of an esoteric philosophical nature, I think it’s […]
“Superbugs” In Sewage
Image source: Iqbal Osman/Flickr. “Superbugs” have been found breeding well in Chinese sewage plants. Tests at two wastewater treatment plants in northern China revealed antibiotic-resistant bacteria were not only escaping purification but also breeding and spreading their dangerous cargo. Joint research by scientists from Rice, Nankai and Tianjin universities found “superbugs” carrying New Delhi Metallo-beta-lactamase […]
Throw Your Genome Away!
In a recent article by Dr. Tomkins, he writes the following: It was once believed that the regions in between the protein-coding genes of the genome were wastelands of alleged nonfunctional “junk DNA.” However, we now know that these previously misunderstood regions are teeming with functional activity—and a new study shows they are actually required […]
Double Function: DNA Code and Duons
Cells are the “building block of life”, they form organisms. Inside, DNA resides, storing the instructions that tell how to build proteins. Protein are made up of something called called amino acids. The instructions in the DNA are called genes. However, the DNA has other functions as well, it regulates some of the cell’s activities. DNA code […]
Try using superglue in wet conditions, and you’ll find that the glue is not so super. Even epoxy doesn’t work well in water. Scientists finally decided to turn to the lowly mussel to learn how to make better glues for use in wet environments. Mussels manufacture their glue under water, yet the glue can withstand […]
Copy Cat Technology
What do cameras, airplanes, phones, the Eiffel Tower, and submarines all have in common? You guessed it, they all are are copy cat technology artifacts, copied from the designs in nature. This biology to technology mimicry is what we call biomimicry. Right now there are scientists and technologists who are looking at amazing structures for […]
Mesmerizing Molecular Machines
One of the most amazing things one can learn about in biology are molecular machines. Every time I read about them or see an animation of one, their design blows me away. In the cell there are many tasks that need to be done, molecular machines come to the rescue. These tiny machines do every […]