In flesh and blood, you have been genetically fine-tuned as a product of natural selection. Without evolution, complex beings like humans wouldn’t exist.
All living things originated from a common ancestor called the last universal common ancestor (LUCA). The origin of life existed before LUCA (3.5 – 4.1 bya)
The Earth breathes. We gauge Earth net primary productivity by how much carbon dioxide plants absorb from the atmosphere minus how much it respires.
If you rewind the clock 230 million years back, dinosaurs dominated the land. Not just for a short span of time. But they lived for over 175 million years!
All life contains types of carbon. When an organism dies, carbon dating examines the ratio between carbon-14 (C14) and carbon-12 (C12) to estimate age.
The main idea of photosynthesis is it takes carbon dioxide from the air. Then, it uses carbon with water to convert it into a chemical form like glucose
Your identity is decided by 4 letters of DNA (A, T, G & C). And there’s so much Deoxyribonucleic Acid in your body that it stretches all the way to the moon.
For the most part, trees growth is from carbon dioxide and rain water. So most of the dry mass of trees is made from the contents of the air and water.
Carbon is essential for living things and making cars move. It takes up various forms through photosynthesis, decomposition, respiration and combustion.
Nitrogen transforms into several different forms in the 4 steps of the nitrogen cycle – nitrogen fixing, decomposition, nitrification & denitrification.