Wonders of the Living World

Curiosity, awe, and the meaning of life


Explore this collection of short articles on the topics covered in Wonders of the Living World. Each one either leads into, builds - or reflects - on some of the content of the book, and is written by a member of the project or a scientist we know.

Note: Each author has expressed her or his own views and experiences, and does not necessarily represent the views of The Faraday institute.

How We Are Made: Embryos, Biology and Belief

By Ozgur Sezer, free images.com How does a single fertilised cell become an infant? What does that process…

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Restoration, Hope, and Perhaps your Gardening Shears

Staghorn Coral (Acropora formosa)_1 by Josh More. Flickr. (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) Are you a gardener? Do you know…

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God’s Universal Orchestra: Tuning in with shrimp, mountains and stars

Rainbow Gate by Christos Tsoumplekas. Flickr. (CC BY-NC 2.0) The Bible says that all creation praises God, but…

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Guest Post: Unexpected Conversations

MRI scan of a caterpillar immediately before making a chrysalis. Copyright, Gavin Merrifield GEMRIC 2015 Despite the uncertainties…

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Curiosity: The search for life on other planets

© Carter Roberts, NASA Being chosen to pick the name for a major piece of space exploration must…

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The Wood-Wide Web

© RM Bancewicz I vividly remember my first experience of a seriously old-growth forest. I’m not sure that…

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Guest Post: Living and working at the Beautiful, Blue Frontlines of Marine Conservation

A sunset from our island in the Maldives. © Cara Daneel Conservation work falls at the interface between…

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Guest Post: Wonders of the Cell

Leaf cross-section © K Szkurlatowski, freeimages.com Most scientists get excited when talking about science in general. But they…

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