Category Archives: Biology

The study of life and living organisms.

Psychedelics And Spirituality: A Frontier Of The Science Of Mind And Consciousness

Psychedelic and ‘spiritual experiences’ are an intensely interesting topic and one deserving of a great deal more scientific study.  It’s not that there has been a lack of interest in the scientific community regarding the nature and potential of these experiences.  Draconian drug laws have made it difficult for scientists to have access to the ‘tools’ … Continue reading Psychedelics And Spirituality: A Frontier Of The Science Of Mind And Consciousness

Will Future Humans Really Be Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger?

Before peering into the future of Mankind let me begin this article with one of my favourite songs of all time. I feel the film clip sets the perfect tone for what I’m about to write and obviously I blatantly plagiarized the song name for the title of this article!  Feel free to click play and … Continue reading Will Future Humans Really Be Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger?

The Perilous Frontier Of The Mariana Trench And Challenger Deep

The Mariana Trench is the deepest part of the world’s ocean, with Challenger Deep being the deepest location within the trench.  Due to these extreme conditions, any life found in its depths would appear alien in nature to what we observe in the rest of the Ocean. The pressure is such that if a human … Continue reading The Perilous Frontier Of The Mariana Trench And Challenger Deep

Panspermia: Are Planets Seeded With Life From Meteors, Asteroids and Planetoids?

Panspermia is a fascinating hypothesis in astrobiology.  The name is suggestive of a planet ejaculating debris into space that can one day seed other planets, and that’s rather an apt description.  A more scientific definition would be the hypothesis that life exists throughout the Universe, distributed by asteroids, meteoroids and planetoids. Extremophiles And Panspermia Recently I wrote about extremophiles … Continue reading Panspermia: Are Planets Seeded With Life From Meteors, Asteroids and Planetoids?

Extremophiles And Their Implications For Life On Other Planets

When pondering the probability of life existing on other planets it’s important to consider extremophiles. What Are Extremophiles? Good question to be answered.  The ‘ophiles’ part can trigger a negative reaction right off the bat, for obvious reasons.  But what we’re talking about are living organisms that can exist in the most extreme circumstances imaginable on … Continue reading Extremophiles And Their Implications For Life On Other Planets