Mass Elephant Die-Off Caused by Cyanobacteria, Officials Say
Mass Elephant Die-Off Caused by Cyanobacteria, Officials Say
Tests point to a toxic algal bloom that might have led to the unprecedented deaths of hundreds of African elephants in Botswana earlier this year, but the evidence isn’t conclusive.
Mass Elephant Die-Off Caused by Cyanobacteria, Officials Say
Mass Elephant Die-Off Caused by Cyanobacteria, Officials Say

Tests point to a toxic algal bloom that might have led to the unprecedented deaths of hundreds of African elephants in Botswana earlier this year, but the evidence isn’t conclusive.

Tests point to a toxic algal bloom that might have led to the unprecedented deaths of hundreds of African elephants in Botswana earlier this year, but the evidence isn’t conclusive.

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Image of the Day: Living Concrete
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Injecting photosynthetic microbes into oxygen-starved heart tissue can improve cardiac function in rodents. 
Sugar Time
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Metabolic activity, not light, drives the circadian clock in cyanobacteria.
Sighted Microbes
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Photosynthetic cyanobacteria sense light in much the same way as a human eyeball, scientists show.
Circadian Clock Transplant
Circadian Clock Transplant
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Scientists establish a functional circadian rhythm in bacteria that don’t possess one naturally.