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Scientists hid encryption key for Wizard of Oz text in plastic molecules

Scientists hid encryption key for Wizard of Oz text in plastic molecules

Enlarge / Scientists from the University of Texas at Austin encrypted the key to decode text of the The Wizard of Oz in polymers. S.D. Dahlhauser et al., 2022 Scientists from the University of Texas at Austin sent a letter to colleagues in Massachusetts with a secret message: an encryption key to unlock a text …

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New Set of Chemical Reactions Could Finally Explain How Life Started on Earth

New Set of Chemical Reactions Could Finally Explain How Life Started on Earth

Once upon a time, when our planet Earth was very young and very new, there was not a single scrap of life on it to be found. Then, somewhere, somehow, some quirk of chemistry happened, and the molecular building blocks of our very first single-celled ancestors emerged: the amino acids and nucleic acids that came …

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