The work is far from jumpstarting life in the lab. Yet, it shows that simple laboratory techniques can spur the kinds of reactions that are likely necessary to explain how life got started on Earth some four billion years ago.
The Leadership Wisconsin Academy, now in its second year, teaches local-government officials to learn the skills of leadership and governing.
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