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Zoologger: Unique life form is half plant, half animal

A newly discovered single-celled organism isn't an animal, isn't a plant, and isn't even a neat hybrid of the two
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Newly discovered gut virus lives in half the world's population

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (3 days ago)

Odds are, there's a virus living inside your gut that has gone undetected by scientists for decades. A new study has found that more than half the world's population is host to a newly described virus, named crAssphage, which infect... Read Post

Strange Bacteria Dine on Electricity and Link Up to Form Biowires

Hobbies / Robotics : Singularity Hub (2 hours ago)

All living organisms need energy. Most animals get their energy by eating other organisms. Plants manufacture energy from sunlight. Now, scientists areĀ finding a strange form of bacterial life that dines on unadulterated electricity... Read Post

Four billion-year-old chemistry in cells today

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (4 days ago)

Parts of the primordial soup in which life arose have been maintained in our cells today according to scientists. Research has revealed how cells in plants, yeast and very likely also in animals still perform ancient reactions thoug... Read Post


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