The COVID-19 virus contains about as much information as a sticker in WhatsApp. Walter Bradley Center director Robert J. Marks and Dr. Daniel Andrés Díaz-Pachón explore a dreadful truth: “Human biology is so finely tuned that less than a kilobyte of information can stop the world.”Download MP3Down
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New research from Tokyo Tech and the Max Planck Institute suggests understanding early life may be trickier than previously thought.Their analyses confirm other work which suggested that only a limited understanding of the lifestyle of the most ancient cells can be derived from DNA comparison. While it is clear that we don’t know what the first organisms metabolized or where they lived, their work provides insight into how quickly they may have evolved billions of years ago.