February 4, 2013
Do 'Living Crystals' Reveal the Origin of Life?
Brandon Keim, Wired
Three billion years after inanimate chemistry first became animate life, a newly synthesized laboratory compound is behaving in uncannily lifelike ways.
The particles aren’t truly alive — but they’re not far off, either. Exposed to light and fed by chemicals, they form crystals that move, break apart and form again.
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