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How Cells Hack Entropy to Live

One of the most fundamental ideas in physics is that the disorder of the universe, also known as entropy, is constantly increasing. But, life’s inherent chemical makeup has been hacking the disorder of the universe for billions of years!

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Sources:
Levinthal’s paradox
https://www.cc.gatech.edu/~turk/bio_sim/articles/proteins_levinthal_1969.pdf
molten globule, proposed here:
https://febs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1016/0014-5793(83)80010-6
molten globule, hydrophobic core shown here:
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022283698918253
https://www.britannica.com/science/thermodynamics

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Folding_funnel_schematic.svg

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