Reconstructing the Tree of Life

Sunday September 23 2018. There was a time back in the 1990s when science fiction seemed to lead science fact. This was when it looked as though we could be able to reconstruct dinosaurs from their DNA just as Michael Crichton had speculated in his book Jurassic Park. Alas, it was not to be and the idea sank almost without trace. Something similar appears to be happening to the science of molecular clocks as measures of evolutionary rates. I am on the trail and hope to be writing a feature on it soon. Watch this Space`

Monday June 4 2018. Next year is a huge anniversary for space travel – 50 years since NASA landed Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the Moon. I have written extensively around the subject at Astrobiology Magazine. Click here to read my stuff.