Copper Reveals Its Role in Exploding Plants — and in the Miracle of Man

Angela Hay, awn, biology, Cardamine hirsuta, chaperones, copper, cytochrome C oxidase, enzymes, Ergonium cicutarium, erosion, filaree, fire-making, Geology, hairy bittercress, herbs, homeostatic mechanisms, Illustra Media, Intelligent Design, laccase, Life Sciences, lignin, lignocellulose, Max Planck Institute, metallurgy, metals, Michael Denton, minerals, plants, PNAS, popping cress, prior fitness, seed pods, soil, storksbill, The Miracle of Man, The Miracle of the Cell, zinc
The exploding pods of the popping cress send the plant’s seeds flying in all directions, as far as a meter from the parent. Source
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Brain Neurons Are “Comparable to a Library”

axon, biology, brain, Brown University, Duke University, external world, Intelligent Design, Irreducible Complexity, library, Max Planck Institute, NELL2, neuroscience, Neuroscience & Mind, pinwheels, proteins, purpose, retina, Robo3, Rockefeller University, visual cortex
It’s one of those occasions in biology (not rare) when the term “intelligent design,” despite other merits, falls flat as a description. Source
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Just-in-Time Delivery in Living Cells

Amazon, cardiovascular disease, cell's, coronavirus, cryo-electron microscope, delivery, endosomes, enzymes, FedEx, HSPG, Intelligent Design, Lauren Jackson, lipoprotein lipase, LPL, male haploid genome, Max Planck Institute, NEDD8, nexins, PNAS, ribosomes, SDC1, sex, shipping, sperm, Structure (journal), syndecan-1, trash, triglycerides, truckers, U.C. San Diego, U.S. Postal Service, ubiquitin, UPS, Vanderbilt University, vesicles
During the coronavirus crisis, truckers have played an essential role in getting masks, medicines, and equipment to hospitals that were overwhelmed, and food to the grocery stores to prevent a starvation crisis as people obeyed stay-at-home orders. Some of the truckers drove long all-night shifts to meet the critical demand. Non-essential deliveries of goods from retail merchants like Amazon continued mostly uninterrupted, too.  Human delivery systems rely on distributed storage. Cells know all about this. A cell is a large place, like a city to the molecules inside; it is inefficient to store needed cargoes far from their work sites. Within the cell, highways of microtubules grow in the directions that cargo carriers like kinesins need them. Some new discoveries show that additional mechanisms supplement those well-known processes to provide…
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