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Image of the Day
Image of the Day: Giant Virus
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Feb 28, 2018
The Tupanvirus is named for the South American Guarani God of Thunder.
Image of the Day: Amoebot
Staff | Mar 2, 2017
Scientists create an amoeba-inspired robotic cell, with photo-responsive DNA that allows it to move when exposed to light.
Image of the Day: Gandalf’s Hat
Staff | Feb 12, 2017
A new species of amoeba,
, is covered in a shell that resembles a wizard’s hat.
Amoebae Have Human-Like Immunity
Jef Akst | Mar 2, 2016
produce extracellular nets that can kill bacteria, just as phagocytes in people and other higher animals do, according to a study.
Molly Sharlach | Oct 14, 2014
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
Amoeba Eats Cells Alive
Ed Yong | Apr 9, 2014
The intestinal parasite
kills host cells by tearing pieces from them, which it then eats.