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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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10-21-2020
The diabolical ironclad beetle can survive being run over by a car
Ironclad beetles can survive getting run over by a car,...
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10-20-2020
One of the most beautiful meteor showers of 2020 peaks tonight
One of the most beautiful meteor showers of 2020 peaks...
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10-20-2020
Shellfish are vanishing from the Gulf of Maine
The impacts of climate change are becoming more pronounced in...
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10-20-2020
Social engagement linked to healthier brain structure
A new study suggests that people who are socially active...
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10-19-2020
Fear and anxiety share a common network in the brain
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has shown no signs of slowing...
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10-17-2020
Scientists describe how rainfall can literally move mountains
In a new study from the University of Bristol, scientists...
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10-16-2020
Cows are relaxed by face-to-face interactions with people
Social interactions are extremely important for maintaining positive mental health,...
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10-16-2020
High fructose intake may contribute to bipolar disorder and aggression
Excessive sugar consumption can cause impulsive behavior and may even...
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10-15-2020
Scientists uncover a very efficient immune defense mechanism
In a new study from the Spanish National Center of...
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10-15-2020
Early humans were likely driven to extinction by climate change
Modern humans, or Homo sapiens, are the only one out...
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10-15-2020
Releasing a virus is not the solution to Australia's invasive carp problem
Plans to use a virus to control an invasive Australian...
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10-14-2020
COVID-19 caused an unprecedented drop in CO2 emissions
The world has been transformed by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic,...
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