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mitochondria
2015-03-30 15:43:54

They seem to be in the news every day: Mitochondria. But what the heck are they, really? We give you a basic rundown so you never have to worry again.

multicellular organism
2014-09-26 07:55:55

For those involved in and interested in the history of life and its evolution - including the inception of multicellular eukaryotes (organism with cells) - Virginia Tech released some very exciting news recently.

2014-01-27 10:25:54

In the beginning there were single cells.

Land Life Earlier Than Thought
2013-07-22 14:37:42

Conventional theories have placed life on land for the last 500 million years, but a new study might push that back to 2.2 billion years.

First Definitive Proof Of Bacteria-feeding Behavior In Green Algae
2013-05-24 12:41:52

A team of researchers has captured images of green alga consuming bacteria, offering a glimpse at how early organisms dating back more than 1 billion years may have acquired free-living photosynthetic cells.

Extreme Algae Thieves Its Genes From Bacteria
2013-03-08 17:34:16

Researchers have found evidence one tough species of algae steals its ability to endure extreme environments from the bacteria it preys upon.

DNA Of Ancient Microorganisms Provide Clues On Origins Of Life
2013-03-08 11:41:26

Important genetic clues about the history of a group of ancient microorganisms called archaea and the origins of life itself have been discovered by a team of researchers.

2012-03-29 22:32:41

The scientists have studied the genomes of more than 500 organisms.

2012-02-28 11:47:38

The major difference between plant and animal cells is the photosynthetic process, which converts light energy into chemical energy.


Word of the Day
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.