Following the news and photos that were in the national press about the mushrooms that looked like little human forms, Stalker noted the headline “What’s the difference between you and a mushroom? Turns out, not a lot...” You might not think you have much in common with a mushroom, but author and biochemist Nick Lane begs to differ. “If you look at one of your cells down a microscope and you look at the cell of a mushroom you probably won’t be able to tell the difference,” he says. “All complex life shares and common ancestor, which is actually pretty weird when you think about it.” The author has written a book on the biological conundrum of how cells actually go about generating energy from protons across membranes. Stirring scientific stuff. The Vital Question published by Profile Books.