The label “powerhouses of the cell” was too simplistic for the many tasks performed every second by these computing, networking, signaling, regulating wonders.
Cryo-electron microscopy is allowing cell biologists to see irreducibly complex molecular machines in three-dimensional glory.
The latest animated video from Long Story Short explains the complex requirements for energy harnessing in life.
Everyone knows that maintaining life requires energy, but most do not appreciate the intricate steps required to harness it.
“Life’s energy harnessing process is one big paradox. You need it before you can have it, and you can’t make it until you’ve already made it.”