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The Cell

Cells are the smallest unit of life that can replicate independently, and are often called the “building blocks of life”. The study of cells is called cell biology. 871 more words


Between Darwin and Saint Valentine: Sex and Evolution

Imagine sex worked like this:

You’ve been feeling bad lately, getting sick a lot. You’re not at your best. You find someone who seems to be in better shape. 498 more words

Nuclear life and sulfurous seas

A week of tweets, beyond bacteria and the “Canfield Ocean” (in the sea, little oxygen and life living on sulfates)

Sunday, February 8. 1.634 – 1.544 Bya… 117 more words

Nuclear reaction

Nuclear reaction
http://www.economist.com/news/science-and-technology/21630959-how-complex-cells-evolved-mystery-new-idea-may-come-close Hypothesis from BMC paper on #evolution of eukaryotes from membrane blebs (http://www.biomedcentral.com/1741-7007/12/76)

An inside-out origin for the eukaryotic cell

David A Baum and Buzz Baum… 181 more words


Classify, you Yellow-y Slimy Mouldy maze solver!

Physarum polycephalum, I know you’re not one of those anti-membrane-bound-organelle things, in fact you eat bacteria. So heartfelt props on being a contributing member of the anti-prokaryotic league. 859 more words


Life: A bit of fat around a bit of function.

Again,  by chance,  and after a long time,  we see that different proteins inside the each single celled organism have their own little membranes of fat to separate them from the others. 102 more words

Ancient Indians