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06-25-2022
The world’s largest bacterium discovered in the Caribbean
An international team of scientists has recently described the world’s largest bacterium, which was discovered among the mangroves of the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe in 2009. Measuring over one centimeter in length, Thiomargarita magnifica is over 5,000 times larger than most of the other known bacteria. “Most bacterial cells are microscopic, and measure around two thousandths of a millimeter in length,” said study lead author Jean-Marie Volland, an expert in Microbial Biology at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). “While there are some exceptionally sized bacteria which can measure...
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10-29-2020
Ogre-faced spiders may not have ears, but they can hear
Scientists have discovered that ogre-faced spiders can actually hear their...
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10-28-2020
Multi-drone system uses a unique algorithm to survey penguin colonies
Experts at Stanford University have designed a multi-drone imaging system...
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10-27-2020
Fireball meteor that fell to Earth contains extraterrestrial organic compounds
In 2018, a fireball meteor that appeared in the sky...
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10-27-2020
The biggest environmental impacts of single-use plastics are largely overlooked
In a new article, Professor Shelie Miller of the University...
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10-25-2020
Exposure to air pollution linked to higher risk of dementia
Air pollution increases the risk of developing neurological disorders like...
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10-25-2020
Sleep and physical activity can optimize bone health in children
Scientists at the University of South Australia have pinpointed the...
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10-24-2020
Pandemic will alter families and relationships for years to come
A new study from UCLA describes how the overall dynamics...
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10-23-2020
Nutrients in seabird poop transformed the Falkland Islands
The ecosystems of the Falkland Islands were transformed by seabirds...
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10-23-2020
The foundation of language evolved 30 to 40 million years ago
Language is one of the most powerful tools that we...
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10-23-2020
New technique can be used to test for COVID-19 immunity
In late February, Dr. Stephen Smith of the Seattle Children's...
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10-22-2020
You can gain strength in your arm without even moving it
Is it really possible to improve strength in one of...
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10-22-2020
Study explains why COVID-19 death rates are dropping
A new study from NYU Grossman School of Medicine  explains...
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