Cornell University researchers allegedly “created a machine that can build copies of itself.”
The extent to which the authors recognize the implications of their conclusions is difficult to say.
The “long-winged” phenotype is generated if the environmental conditions deteriorate due to reduced food supply or overpopulation.
Transposable elements modify gene regulation in maize to confer drought tolerance, alter flowering time, and enable plants to grow in toxic aluminum soils.
The other day, walking down a tree-lined street, we were startled by a sudden crash and scramble at our feet.