A popular video game becomes a tool for virtually exploring the building blocks of life
Millions of kids spend time digging holes in the virtual world of Minecraft—a hugely popular online video game. In Minecraft, players dig up 3-D blocks that they can use to create just about anything, like houses or machines. That gave Mark Lorch, a chemistry professor at the University of Hull in England, an idea. He decided to use Minecraft to build molecules.
Scientists have discovered a dinosaur fossil with well-preserved feathers and soft tissue.