Origin of life clue is seen in chemical droplets that divide

OOL researcher David Deamer disputes the new claim. “The mechanism is a far cry, he noted, from the complicated, multistep process by which modern cells divide.” But so? It’s the Narrative, right?

Source: Origin of life clue is seen in chemical droplets that divide | Uncommon Descent

Europe warming faster than expected due to climate change 

Climate change is increasing the number of days of extreme heat and decreasing the number of days of extreme cold in Europe, posing a risk for residents in the coming decades, according to a new study.

Source: Europe warming faster than expected due to climate change — ScienceDaily

Rainforest on Fire: Brazilians Mobilize Against President’s Amazon Policies 

Mobilizations took place throughout Brazil on Monday, to declare their opposition to President Bolsonaro’s environmental policies, which have contributed to the largest increase in Amazon rainforest fires in years

Source: Rainforest on Fire: Brazilians Mobilize Against President’s Amazon Policies 

Parasites as “invisible designers” of the human brain 

Apparently, design is okay if microbes do it: It seems so obvious that someone should have thought of it decades ago: Since parasites have plagued eukaryotic life for millions of years, their prevalence likely affected evolution. Psychologist Marco Del Giudice of the University of New Mexico is

Source: Parasites as “invisible designers” of the human brain | Uncommon Descent

How ‘alien genetics’ would change our understanding of life, biology and evolution 

While we await our first contact with alien life, scientists investigate possible scenarios for extraterrestrial biology.

Source: How ‘alien genetics’ would change our understanding of life, biology and evolution | Genetic Literacy Project