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Bacterial Evolution – The Movie | PLOS Biologue

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Microbes Caused The Extinction Of 90% Of Species 250 Million Years Ago | I Fucking Love Science

Microbes Caused The Extinction Of 90% Of Species 250 Million Years Ago | I Fucking Love Science | Popular Science | Scoop.it
New evidence has emerged for one of the theories competing to explain the largest mass extinction in the history of the Earth, an event so terrible it is known as The Great Dying. A team from MIT have sheeted the blame home to the methane producing single-celled organisms, Methanosarcina.  
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Bioluminscent trees could light up our streets | I Fucking Love Science

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Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde’s team -- who have conceptualized smart, interactive highways and parks that remove smog particles -- are turning their attention to bioluminescent jellies and bacteria.
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Logical Circuits Created With Slime Molds | I Fucking Love Science

Logical Circuits Created With Slime Molds | I Fucking Love Science | Popular Science | Scoop.it
What is your current computer made of? Aluminum? Silicon? Plastic? Perhaps the slime mold Physarum polycephalum? If that last one isn’t true for you now, there’s a chance it will be in the future.
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NASA Curiosity rover discovers evidence of fresh-water Mars lake

NASA Curiosity rover discovers evidence of fresh-water Mars lake | Popular Science | Scoop.it
NASA rover Curiosity finds signs of a lake with chemistry congenial to life, and perhaps bottling.
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Largest viral genome yet carries 2,300 genes that are new to biology

Largest viral genome yet carries 2,300 genes that are new to biology | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Up until recently viruses seemed to be simple things Too tiny to be seen except with an electron microscope they had compact efficient genomes that omitted just about any gene that could be supplied by their host cells That view started to change...
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Gut bacteria vital in evolution of new animal species - New Scientist

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Science World Report Gut bacteria vital in evolution of new animal species New Scientist If the results can be replicated in other species, then it could be time to take seriously the hologenome theory of evolution – that the object of Darwinian...
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Seabed sponge forest basks in ice-free Antarctic sun - environment - 12 July 2013 - New Scientist

Seabed sponge forest basks in ice-free Antarctic sun - environment - 12 July 2013 - New Scientist | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Global warming threatens to put many species on thin ice. But changing temperatures seems to have sparked new life in a group of Antarctic sea sponges
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How To Grow A Garden On Mars : Soapbox Science

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The crops would need to be kept warm whilst surrounded by the cold climate of Mars. This heating of the greenhouse would require energy, potentially from solar panels arranged outside the habitat and heating filaments underneath it. Liquid water is needed for irrigation of the plants and for human consumption, but the water on Mars is mainly frozen beneath the surface. Would we mine this ice and melt it? Another, and perhaps the most important, consideration is who would do all of this work? Brave human pioneers kitted out in space suits or could we design speciality AstroGardening robots? These are all important aspects of long-term human habitation of Mars that need to be tested and perfected before we arrive, but thankfully most of these can be investigated whilst safely here on the Earth in Mars analogue environments.

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Growth Factor Responsible for Triggering Hair Follicle Generation During Wound Healing Identified, Found in Cells of Short Supply in Humans

Growth Factor Responsible for Triggering Hair Follicle Generation During Wound Healing Identified, Found in Cells of Short Supply in Humans | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have determined the role of a key growth factor, found in skin cells of limited quantities in humans, which helps hair follicles form and regenerate during the wound...
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Oxytocin, the Love Hormone, Also Keeps People Apart: Scientific American

Oxytocin, the Love Hormone, Also Keeps People Apart: Scientific American | Popular Science | Scoop.it
A hormone that promotes social attraction also helps men keep their distance
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Man-Made Spider Silk: Scientific American

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Spider silk proteins and methods for producing spider silk proteins
Dragline silk is the toughest kind of spider silk. By weight, it is tougher than Kevlar, which is used in bulletproof vests.
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One will really amaze you, the other just eats his mates

One will really amaze you, the other just eats his mates | Popular Science | Scoop.it
High in the mists that shroud Mount Kaputar, near Narrabri in north-western NSW, scientists have discovered a secret world.
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Pictures: Top 10 Newly Discovered Species of 2012

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Glowing cockroaches and a destructive fungus make the grade in Arizona State's list of top 10 new species of 2012.
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The Organisms That Make Us Who We Are | I Fucking Love Science

The Organisms That Make Us Who We Are | I Fucking Love Science | Popular Science | Scoop.it
From bacteria to viruses, mites to fungi, our bodies are literally riddled with life. Perhaps to a greater extent than you ever thought imaginable. But are these guests up to mischief; should we throw them out for trashing the house?
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Scientists Discover Fungus Farming Ghost Ant Species in Brazil

Scientists Discover Fungus Farming Ghost Ant Species in Brazil | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Scientists have discovered a new genus and species of ghost ants that create fungal gardens.
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Microbes Help Grow Better Crops: Scientific American

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Enlisting bacteria and fungi from the soil to support crop plants is a promising alternative to the heavy use of fertilizer and pesticides
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How rice twice became a crop; twice became a weed - agprofessional.com

How rice twice became a crop; twice became a weed - agprofessional.com | Popular Science | Scoop.it
How rice twice became a crop; twice became a weed agprofessional.com If there were a duplicate Earth evolving quietly beside ours, would we observe the emergence of creatures like ourselves and of plants and animals familiar to us, or would the...
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Our Destiny Lies Not in Our Stars, But in Our Bacteria -

Our Destiny Lies Not in Our Stars, But in Our Bacteria - | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Think you know all about evolution (assuming you accept it)? We have a gut feeling there's more to it than you think.
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Red rape petals curb oilseed pests

Red rape petals curb oilseed pests | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Researchers say that changing the colour of oilseed rape petals could contain a deadly beetle
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On Being an Octopus | Boston Review

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Allergic to Science–Proteins and Allergens in Our Genetically Engineered Food | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network

Allergic to Science–Proteins and Allergens in Our Genetically Engineered Food | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network | Popular Science | Scoop.it
A few weeks ago, the Union of Concerned Scientists released a policy paper entitled
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Green Space | Use heat zone map to pick summer plants - The Courier-Journal

Green Space | Use heat zone map to pick summer plants - The Courier-Journal | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Green Space | Use heat zone map to pick summer plants The Courier-Journal That decreased efficiency leads to stressed plants — plants that don't exhibit peak performance no matter how much you water them, how much blue juice you pour on them or how...
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An animal to feed your Eco-car :: UiB

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The marine animal tunicate can be used both as biofuel and fish food, according to prize-winning research at UiB and Uni Research.
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Our inner space: CGI renders reveal the beauty of our hidden biology - Wired.co.uk

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Our inner space: CGI renders reveal the beauty of our hidden biology
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The Connecticut-based animation studio XVIVO brings our biology to life through high-quality visualisations.
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