Unravelling the Secret of Life With Ancient Biomolecules

Life Is A Story We Tell Ourselves | 30 January 2023 | 0h 59m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Dale Greenwalt about his book Remnants of Ancient Life. Reveals how the new science of ancient biomolecules – pigments, proteins, and DNA that once functioned in living organisms tens of millions of years ago – is opening a new window onto the evolution of life on Earth. Explains how ancient biomolecules hold the secrets to how mammoths dealt with the bitter cold, what colours dinosaurs exhibited in mating displays, how ancient viruses evolved to become more dangerous, and more.

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