Clever, clever plants bringing the quantum to biology. Maybe.

Shortly after researchers made progress toward creating technology that mimics a plant’s ability to harvest energy from sunlight, another set of mad scientists tell us that plants demonstrate some quantum characteristics when they figure out how to use our star’s power-packed photons. To boot, I encountered the phrase quantum biology for the first time, which is a bit like discovering a bag of candy in a cabinet you expect to contain only rice and other boring staples.

No commentary on this one, just excitement: Will I be able to buy a photosynthesizer from in the next decade?

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