Behind the seemingly simple cup of tea—one of the world’s most popular infusions—lies a plethora of complex biochemical processes.
It may feel like a ubiquitous presence in the sky and sea, yet the cerulean shade is surprisingly rare—and difficult to produce—among living organisms.
Our biologist-reporter tunes in to an interview with a particle of water, who explains everything we could wish to know about its structure and properties.
Searching for the ultimate example of recycling? Look in the mirror.
Many creation stories describe how man was made from clay. We treat such stories as ancient myths, yet according to some chemists and biologists, life may have indeed come from clay minerals.