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2010-05-13 09:25:38

First large-scale formal quantitative test confirms Darwin's theory of universal common ancestry.

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2010-05-04 09:05:00

Microbes have among smallest genomes, plus unusual interactions with other Archaea.

2010-01-20 14:59:50

In proper society of yesterday, a chaperone ensured that couples maintained appropriate courting rituals.

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2009-12-24 07:40:00

The Earth is estimated to have about a nonillion microbes in, on, around, and under it, comprised of an unknown but very large number of distinct species.

2009-11-25 14:56:51

Bacteria don't have easy lives.

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2009-10-16 08:00:01

Scientists have identified an unexpected metabolic ability in a symbiotic community of deep-sea microorganisms. It may help solve a lingering mystery about the world's nitrogen cycle.

2009-10-01 09:26:57

It's not every day you find clues to the planet's inner workings in aquarium scum. But that's what happened a few years ago when University of Washington researchers cultured a tiny organism from the bottom of a Seattle Aquarium tank and found it can digest ammonia, a key environmental function.

2009-07-15 11:29:12

A microscopic single-celled organism, adapted to survive in some of the harshest environments on earth, could help scientists gain a better understanding of how cancer cells behave.

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2009-07-15 10:40:00

A microscopic single-celled organism, adapted to survive in some of the harshest environments on earth, could help scientists gain a better understanding of how cancer cells behave.

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2009-07-09 13:45:00

Iron and manganese compounds, in addition to sulfate, may play an important role in converting methane to carbon dioxide and eventually carbonates in the Earth's oceans, according to a team of researchers looking at anaerobic sediments.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.