Some recent work suggests it all happened at once in a sort of “chemical big bang.”
As we have seen so far in this series, fire was an absolutely crucial component in humanity’s rise to civilization and technology.
Michigan State University biologist Richard Lenski and collaborators have just published a terrific new paper.
A key characteristic of life is active transport: control over what enters and exits the cell. Closer looks reveal exquisite “selectivity filters” with moving parts that make active transport work.
Welcome to the second day of the New Year! Like tasty sliders, these short news stories should get the juices flowing for big developments in 2020.