October 17, 2021

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How Cells Got Their Membranes (Maybe) | SciShow News

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How Cells Got Their Membranes (Maybe) | SciShow News

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For life to evolve on Earth, a bunch of complex organic molecules had to evolve a way to assemble into cells. So how did those proto-cells get cell membranes? Some researchers have a new hunch. Also, scientists are borrowing a trick from cheap laxatives to improve energy storage in supercapacitors.

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