Abiogenesis and the RNA World

Here we show up back toward the start, so to speak. During the 1950s, an alumnus of the University of Chicago named Stanley Miller tried to reproduce the conditions found on Earth roughly 3.8 billion years back, around the time the fossil record originally indicated life. Mill operator structured a smart and now well-known investigation […]

How Your Laptop Ruined Your Life

According to a recent study, Americans with college degrees and beyond—the ones most likely to start a new job and immediately be handed a laptop—spend 10 percent more time working now than they did in 1980. Those extra hours have been deeply felt: “Screen time” has become a thoroughly modern boogeyman, and to escape it, […]

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