Cryo-electron microscopy is allowing cell biologists to see irreducibly complex molecular machines in three-dimensional glory.
Imaging techniques down to the picometer scale are permitting detection of previously unknown alliances of cellular software with electrostatics and mechanics.
Everyone knows that maintaining life requires energy, but most do not appreciate the intricate steps required to harness it.
Some recent work suggests it all happened at once in a sort of “chemical big bang.”
Many scientists and professors who are outside boutique origin-of- life circles have been led astray by researchers’ claims and the subsequent press.