The stability of atoms, stars, and people depends on finely tuned physical laws and constants in the local universe. But are they fixed throughout space and time?
More and more, the scientific establishment looks like a special interest group with biases of their own.
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.
If engineers could make something like a seed, it would be absolutely phenomenal. Then, imagine getting the object to last for thousands of years and still work.
The graceful, pulsating moon jellyfish move in “a very efficient way,” say biologists at the University of Bonn.