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Water bears can reanimate after years of desiccation—and gel-forming proteins unique to the animals may explain how.

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image: Microbes of the Human Tongue Form Organized Clusters

Microbes of the Human Tongue Form Organized Clusters

By | December 5, 2017

Bacteria on the tongue’s surface reside in clumps distinguished by genus, unlike the intermingled communities observed in other tissues.

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Cataloging Fungal Life in Antarctic Seas

By | December 1, 2017

Brazilian researchers report a relatively large diversity of fungi in marine ecosystems surrounding Antarctica, but warn that climate change could bring unpleasant surprises.

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The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory researcher’s work will help predict how the Arctic is responding to climate change—and the global effects of those changes.

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Infographic: The Hazards of Life on Mars

By | December 1, 2017

High levels of radiation, among other health risks, challenge the future colonation of the Red Planet.

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Search for Life on the Red Planet

By | December 1, 2017

Growing evidence points to a once-habitable world—and recent findings suggest that life could exist on Mars today.

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Image of the Day: Snowflake

By | November 30, 2017

Scientists take a close look at metal alloys that form snowflake-like structures called crystalline dendrites.

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image: Flies’ Feet Can Spread Bacteria

Flies’ Feet Can Spread Bacteria

By | November 27, 2017

Lab experiments and metagenomic analyses of flies’ resident bacteria indicate that the insects carry microbes from place to place on their legs.

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image: Pioneer of Crystallography Dies

Pioneer of Crystallography Dies

By | October 27, 2017

Isabella Karle has passed away at age 95. 

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image: Building Blocks of Life May Have Formed in Water Droplets

Building Blocks of Life May Have Formed in Water Droplets

By | October 23, 2017

Reactions that generate fundamental components of the cell run smoothly in microdroplets, study shows.

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