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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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08-20-2020
Abrupt climate changes occur simultaneously across the globe
In a new study led by the University of Melbourne,...
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08-19-2020
Chemicals from plastics leak into seabird stomachs over time
Seabirds often mistake plastic debris for food, and ingestion poses...
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08-18-2020
Atlantic Ocean may hold 200 million tons of microplastics 
A new study has revealed that the amount of microplastics...
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08-11-2020
No signs of "insect apocalypse" in the United States
The "insect apocalypse" does not seem to be taking place...
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08-10-2020
The Arctic may be completely free of sea ice in 15 years
A team of scientists at the British Antarctic Survey has...
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07-31-2020
Sperm movement has been misinterpreted for 300 years
Sperm movement has been misinterpreted for 300 years. In a...
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07-28-2020
Notorious grape vine pest may soon be a problem of the past 
A breakthrough study from UC Riverside has exposed the genetic...
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04-10-2020
False-negative COVID-19 tests may lead to a "second wave of infection"
A special report from the Mayo Clinic warns that health...
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03-31-2020
Patients should not stop taking medications over coronavirus fears
As the coronavirus pandemic continues, social media is increasingly flooded...
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09-02-2019
Evacuations underway as Hurricane Dorian heads for the Florida coast
Mandatory and voluntary evacuations are underway for all but two...
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12-29-2018
EPA runs out of money amid government shutdown, museums to close
On Friday at midnight, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) began...
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12-12-2018
Report: Arctic has lost 95 percent of its oldest, thickest ice
The Arctic is has lost 95 percent of its oldest,...
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