Living Electrical Wires Plug into Worm Tubes for Stability
Living Electrical Wires Plug into Worm Tubes for Stability
Cable bacteria can live in stirred-up sediments by associating with structures built by Chaetopterus variopedatus.
Living Electrical Wires Plug into Worm Tubes for Stability
Living Electrical Wires Plug into Worm Tubes for Stability

Cable bacteria can live in stirred-up sediments by associating with structures built by Chaetopterus variopedatus.

Cable bacteria can live in stirred-up sediments by associating with structures built by Chaetopterus variopedatus.

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Berkeley Labs Face Power Outage Amid Wildfire Threat
Berkeley Labs Face Power Outage Amid Wildfire Threat
Emily Makowski | Oct 9, 2019
The utility company PG&E has cut electricity to much of the Bay Area as a preventive measure.
The Hunt for Electrically Active Microbes
The Hunt for Electrically Active Microbes
Shawna Williams | Jun 1, 2019
A new portable instrument could help to lure useful bugs in from the wild.
Image of the Day: Double Header
Image of the Day: Double Header
Carolyn Wilke | Mar 8, 2019
Scientists have manipulated the electrical signals that help guide flatworms in regenerating their body parts to encourage a flatworm to grow two heads.
Do Electric Fish Dream in Zaps?
Do Electric Fish Dream in Zaps?
Shawna Williams | Aug 1, 2018
Studying electrical communication in the wild requires braving the Amazon jungle with sensitive equipment.
University of Puerto Rico Closed After Hurricane Maria
University of Puerto Rico Closed After Hurricane Maria
Ashley P. Taylor | Sep 25, 2017
The pause on campus operations, which could last a month, is just one example of the hurricane’s devastation.
Stressed Shore Crabs
Stressed Shore Crabs
Karen Zusi | Nov 12, 2015
Electrical shocks cause a physiological stress response in invertebrates previously thought incapable of feeling pain.
Do Crustaceans Feel Pain?
Do Crustaceans Feel Pain?
Kate Yandell | Aug 9, 2013
An animal behavior professor argues that crabs and lobsters respond to electrical shocks in a way that suggests discomfort.
Electric Lights Alter Daily Rhythms
Electric Lights Alter Daily Rhythms
Kate Yandell | Aug 6, 2013
Humans’ circadian clocks become skewed when they are exposed to electric lights but revert to a schedule more in tune with the sun when they go camping.
Electrical Bacteria
Electrical Bacteria
Jef Akst | Oct 25, 2012
Individuals of a newly discovered microbe species line up end-to-end to form electron transport cables many times their length.