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Fungus Cell Looks Like The 405 Freeway
2013-07-18 10:17:49

No, those are not cars darting along a busy highway. The glowing specks you're seeing in this video are millions of nuclei flowing through the tube-like filaments, or hyphae, of a single fungus cell.

Evolution Of Multicellular Life Sparked By Bacteria
2012-10-24 13:36:16

Bacteria have a bad rap as agents of disease, but scientists are increasingly discovering their many benefits, such as maintaining a healthy gut.

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2009-04-20 10:49:09

Scientists at the Cambridge University have discovered that freshwater algae can form stable groupings in which they dance around each other, miraculously held together only by the fluid flows they create.

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2009-02-19 14:40:35

Some algae have been hanging together rather than going it alone much longer than previously thought, according to new research.

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2006-05-30 14:00:00

When single-celled organisms such as sperm crack their whip-like appendages called flagella, the beating sets them in motion. But in certain colonies of green algae, flagella also boost nutrient uptake, according to surprising new research.

2006-03-03 18:15:00

Puerto Rican Gov. Anibal Acevedo-Vila denounced on Friday a new congressional proposal for a two-part referendum on the Caribbean island's legal status, saying the ballot was written in favor of statehood.


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Atlantic Fire Ascidian, Pyrosoma atlanticum
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Pyrosoma atlanticum is a species of colonial tunicate found in temperate waters worldwide, usually between 50°N and 50°S. It is most plentiful at depths below 800 feet. It is found in colonies that are pelagic and move throughout the water column. In the evening the colony will move closer to the surface and descend back by dawn. Large colonies can rise and descend more than 2,500 feet in a single day. A colony of this species is cylindrical and can grow up to 2 feet long and 2.5 inches...

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Word of the Day
scriggle
  • To writhe; struggle or twist about with more or less force; wriggle.
  • To scribble, jot.
The word 'scriggle' is likely an alteration of 'wiggle'.
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