Cellulose Doesn’t Just Happen
The most abundant biopolymer on Earth requires a host of machines, genes, proteins, and accessories.
In Breath-Holding, Kate Winslet and a Croc Are Champions
Kate Winslet, and other actors, for the sake of “the newest frontier in blockbuster moviemaking” are learning to hold their breath for several minutes.
An Origin-of-Life Poser: No Short Cut to Energy-Harnessing
What about reports of a radiotrophic fungus near the Chernobyl nuclear accident that can feed off radiation?
Origin of Life: Top Three Problems with Protocells
Protocells place origin-of-life researchers in an awkward position: relying upon an imaginary entity to sustain their belief that only matter and energy exist.
Paul Ashby on Thermodynamics, Information, and Life’s Molecular Machines
I particularly appreciate how his arguments complement my own analyses addressing the origin of life.