Relative Scale of the Planets, in Fruit 😉

Here is a new perspective… I really like this one, as it gives you an idea within our brains’ everyday measurement brackets. And it is fun,too. I kind of felt sorry for Mercury, though -it totally had a change of image after the “peppercorn” analogy.:)

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pic via boingboing.net

Scientists make enzyme that could help explain origins of life

I recently read an article about the developments in our understanding of how life emerged. The related research was published Nature magazine.

Mimicking natural evolution in a test tube, scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have devised an enzyme with a unique property that might have been crucial to the origin of life on Earth.
Aside from illuminating one possible path for life’s beginnings, the achievement is likely to yield a powerful tool for evolving new and useful molecules.

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We are one more step closer to unveiling a mystery…. Nice!

http://t.co/yPhZ3WlRbS