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Lundholt et al. describe a very simple trick: let the plates settle in air at room temperature for a couple of hours before placing it in the incubator. We tried it out, and although the color scales are different in the following plots, it is easy to see that it really does help: (Thanks to Sigrun Gustafsdottir and Kate Madden for testing this.) I ...


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According to Gerry Joyce: "Life is a self-sustained chemical system capable of undergoing Darwinian evolution." From a meta-analysis of 123 definitions of life: "Life is metabolizing material informational system with ability of self-reproduction with changes (evolution), which requires energy and suitable environment." According to Alexander Oparin: “Any ...


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Life is a physical entity that creates copies of itself,sometimes in a slightly changed form. That's it. A cell is not the basic unit of a life but a large number of molecules that have bonded together to reap the benefits of specialization. Like what is happening today, humans coming together to form a society which collectively starts to function like a ...



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