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Nature’s Inventions

New Scientist has a feature on the top ten inventions by Mother Nature – those developments or concepts that have shone through the vast complexity that is life, and made it what it is. Some are concrete and obvious –…
April 7, 2005

New Scientist has a feature on the top ten inventions by Mother Nature – those developments or concepts that have shone through the vast complexity that is life, and made it what it is. Some are concrete and obvious – the eye, for example, first appearing 543 million years ago, and the brain. Others are more abstract and are defining themes among biological organisms: multicellularity, photosynthesis, sex, and parasitism. Read the whole thing for a big-picture view of biology that you didn’t get in ninth grade.

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