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Life evolves adaptions to microgravity

Life has found ways to overcome, and even thrive, in many extreme situations—from super saline pools to the high temperatures of hydrothermal vents. A new experiment has shown that the microgravity found in space is also ...

dateJul 24, 2017 in Space Exploration
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Could sharks help save shipping industry billions?

Whales, sharks, butterflies and lotus leaves might together hold the secret to saving the shipping industry millions and help save the planet, according to a marine biologist at the University of Portsmouth, UK.

dateJul 20, 2017 in Ecology
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Biofilms—the eradication has begun

Have you ever heard of biofilms? They are slimy, glue-like membranes that are produced by microbes, like bacteria and fungi, in order to colonize surfaces. They can grow on animal and plant tissues, and even inside the human ...

dateJun 22, 2017 in Cell & Microbiology
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