In recent years, MIT physicist Jeremy England has gained media attention for proposing a thermodynamic energy-dissipation model of the origin of life.
Scientists have been trying for decades to get monomers to link up into biopolymers under “prebiotically plausible conditions.”
It turned out last week that scientists have been wrong for 350 years about how sperm swim.
There’s no conspiracy here, just life’s astonishing solution for admitting water into cells through “gates” while keeping lethal acidifying proteins out.
Histones are responsible for organizing and packaging the DNA of a cell nucleus into structural units known as nucleosomes.