Tay Young

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Your Cells and DNA—Living Libraries!

IN 1953, molecular biologists James Watson and Francis Crick published a discovery that was critical to our scientific understanding of life. They …

The Issus Leafhopper | Was It Designed?

MECHANICAL GEARS have long been thought to be solely a product of human ingenuity. That view has been proved wrong! Interlocking gears have been …

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The Dung Beetle’s Navigation Skill | Was It Designed?

EXCREMENT serves many purposes for the dung beetle. The insect eats it and lays its eggs in it. Some males will offer a large piece of it to a female …

The Lantern of the Photuris Firefly | Was It Designed?

THE lantern, or light organ, of a particular <i>Photuris</i> firefly is covered with jagged scales that dramatically enhance the brightness of the light that …

The Gastric Brooding Frog’s Reproductive System | Was It Designed?

THE Australian gastric brooding frog, thought to be extinct since 2002, had a bizarre means of reproduction. The female swallowed her fertilized eggs …

The Storage Capacity of DNA | Was It Designed?

COMPUTER users generate enormous amounts of digital data that has to be stored for access as needed. Scientists are hoping to revolutionize current …

The Tarsier Big Eyes​—Tiny Body!

MOST would call it cute; some might call it bizarre. It has spindly legs, soft fur, and huge shining eyes. Its body is about five inches (12.5 cm) in …

The Light Organ of the Hawaiian Bobtail Squid | Was It Designed?

A NOCTURNAL hunter, the Hawaiian bobtail squid creates its own light<p>—not to be seen, but to be unseen—to blend in with the ambient moonlight and …

Natural “Antibiotics”—Benefits of Fresh Air and Sunshine

England had several early advocates of the curative value of sun and fresh air. Physician John Lettsom (1744-1815) prescribed sea air and sunshine …