January 17, 2017

Who’s Out There?—The Smallest Critter Yet

473 is a huge number when it refers to active players in a cascade of nested complex systems. To untangle who does what, when everyone is looking […]
September 15, 2016

Who’s Out There?—Life May Be Rare After All

I’ve been reading THE VITAL QUESTION by Nick Lane, New York, W. W. Norton, 2015. In this book author Nick Lane, biochemist at University College, London, defines […]
July 22, 2015

Who’s Out There?—Possibilities Keep Growing

Some of the new biological findings on Earth can inform our search for life elsewhere. Stem cells are a case in point. Even fat may contain […]