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Microbes set the stage for first animals

It is thought that animal life first arose during the Ediacaran Period, between 635 and 541 million years ago, but these organisms bore little resemblance to the animals we know today. That's led some scientists to believe ...

dateMar 13, 2017 in Earth Sciences
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'Black swan' events strike animal populations

Black swan events are rare and surprising occurrences that happen without notice and often wreak havoc on society. The metaphor has been used to describe banking collapses, devastating earthquakes and other major surprises ...

dateMar 07, 2017 in Ecology
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Nanoinjection increases survival rate of cells

How do tumours grow? And how do bacteria transform harmless substances into medical agents? When biophysicists want to understand what is happening in living cells, they have to introduce fluorescent probes or other foreign ...

dateMar 01, 2017 in Bio & Medicine
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