Scientists make life with lasers

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Scientists make life with lasers
« on: 15/12/2014 11:52:30 »
Lasers simulate asteroid and comet impacts and create the
building blocks of DNA - in a lab!

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Re: Scientists make life with lasers
« Reply #1 on: 15/12/2014 14:53:33 »
Ironic that this post appears alongside a report that "Universities [are] guilty of sexing up science." Claiming production of life when in fact only traces of nucleobases (not even nucleosides or necleotides, let alone a strand of RNA or a functioning organism) were produced is about as much "sexed up" as it gets. This very interesting paper, whose title, "High-energy chemistry of formamide: a unified mechanism of nulceobase formation,"  is very honest to its content, is somehow transformed into "Scientists make life with lasers!"

Come on!