The latest animated video from Long Story Short explains the complex requirements for energy harnessing in life.
Everyone knows that maintaining life requires energy, but most do not appreciate the intricate steps required to harness it.
Protocells place origin-of-life researchers in an awkward position: relying upon an imaginary entity to sustain their belief that only matter and energy exist.
Cell membranes are essential for life because they actively maintain homeostasis, providing a consistent environment inside the cell.
Scientists have been trying for decades to get monomers to link up into biopolymers under “prebiotically plausible conditions.”