Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Life in a Bubble

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Nature of Science
Environmental and Science Education
Edward Hessler

Writing for Science, Elizabeth Pennisi summarizes a study just published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

She begins by writing California’s Mono Lake is three times saltier—and much more alkaline—than the ocean, making it inhospitable for most life. Yet the tiny alkali fly (Ephydra hians, pictured) thrives on its surface. It even survives underwater....

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It made me think of Leslie Orgel's most well known rule: Evolution is cleverer than you are. To read about his rules and what they mean see this incomplete Wiki entry.

Leslie Orgel was a noted chemist.

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