Living organisms find a critical balance

Biologists know a lot about how life works, but they are still figuring out the big questions of why life exists, why it takes various shapes and sizes, and how life is able to amazingly adapt to fill every nook and cranny on Earth. An interdisciplinary team of researchers has discovered that the answers to these questions may lie in the ability of life to find a middle ground, balancing between robustness and adaptability. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/10/181005111502.htm