Plasma Intermediary Life Stage
by phil on Thursday Sep 18, 2003 9:40 AM
life, origins of
Physicists have created blobs of gaseous plasma that can grow, replicate and communicate - fulfilling most of the traditional requirements for biological cells. Without inherited material they cannot be described as alive, but the researchers believe these curious spheres may offer a radical new explanation for how life began.
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