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June 26, 2022

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It Sucked to Be the Prey of Ancient Cephalopods

The Jurassic cephalopod Vampyronassa rhodanica, thought to be the oldest known ancestor of the modern-day vampire squid (Vampyroteuthis infernalis), was likely an active hunter -- a mode of life that ...

A Blueprint for Life Forms on Mars?

Microbes taken from surface sediment near Lost Hammer Spring, Canada, about 900 km south of the North Pole, could provide a blueprint for the kind of life forms that may once have existed, or may ...

Seal Whiskers, the Secret Weapon for Hunting

The deep ocean is a dark place, yet deep-diving seals can easily locate their prey in that darkness. A multi-national research team has used field-based studies to better understand how seals use ...

Researchers Develop New Biobattery for Hydrogen Storage

A team of microbiologists has succeeded in using bacteria for the controlled storage and release of hydrogen. This is an important step in the search for carbon-neutral energy sources in the interest ...
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Are New Corals in Sydney Dangerous Invaders or Harmless Refugees?

A new study has found that invading subtropical corals will survive and thrive in coastal Sydney, which could spell trouble for existing Sydney coral ...

Friendly Fungi Announce Themselves to Their Hosts

Commensal fungi need to be alive and actively making proteins that stimulate our immune cells to elicit that commensal benefit, according to new ...

Thanks to Their Unique Sensory Integration, the Fruit Bat Is an Outstanding Navigator, Even by Day

A new study has found that fruit bats use their biological sonar during the day, even though their vision is excellent and would ostensibly eliminate the need for the bats to emit calls to the ...

Research Discovers New Bacteria That Stick to Plastic in the Deep Sea to Travel Around the Ocean

Scientists have found new types of plastic loving bacteria that stick to plastic in the deep sea that may enable them to 'hitchhike' across the ...

Bat Box Design, Placement Matter for Energy Balance in Endangered Bats

New research looks at the effect of bat box design and placement on the energetic balance of endangered Indiana ...

A Friend, Not Foe: Parasite in Gastrointestinal System Found to Promote Health

Researchers have demonstrated that a gut parasite suppresses inflammation and improves the health of the gastrointestinal ...

Fluid Flow Stimulates Chemosynthesis in a Greek Salad of Hydrothermal Microbes

A new study uses an innovative approach to examine a shallow-water hydrothermal system and the production of microbes there in situ and near natural conditions as a model to assess the importance of ...

Marine Microbes Swim Towards Their Favorite Food

Although invisible to us, every teaspoon of seawater contains more than a million marine bacteria. These tiny microbes play pivotal roles in governing the chemical cycles that control our climate and ...

Bacteria Generate Electricity from Methane

Generating power while purifying the environment of greenhouse gases should be achievable using bacteria. Microbiologists have demonstrated that it is possible to make methane-consuming bacteria ...

Like College Roommates, Vampire Bats Bond When Randomly Paired

Social bonding between randomly assigned college roommates is not only a human phenomenon, a new study on vampire bats suggests. Vampire bat pairs that were forced to live together for only one week ...

Life at the Top: Scientists Find First Molecular Clues Behind High-Altitude Adaptation in Gelada Monkeys

An international research team has put together the first gelada reference genome, assembled from a single wild adult female gelada from the Simien Mountains, Ethiopia. They combined it with a ...

Remote Indian Ocean Reefs Bounce Back Quickly After Bleaching

Coral reefs in remote or protected areas can recover quickly after mass coral bleaching events, new research ...

How Do Blind Cavefish Survive Their Low-Oxygen Environment?

Cavefish have obvious adaptations such as missing eyes and pale colors that demonstrate how they evolved over millennia in a dark, subterranean world. Now researchers say these incredible fish have ...

Fundamental Growth Limitations in Antarctic Fish

Antarctic fish have adapted over millennia to survive in the freezing temperatures of the Southern Ocean. However, in doing so, they have lost their ability to grow at rates seen in their warmer ...

Scientists Identify Areas of High Marine Mammal Diversity

Sightings of more than 1 million marine mammals in the federally protected Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument and sites along the Atlantic Coast have been used to identify areas ...

The Surprising Structural Reason Your Kitchen Sponge Is Disgusting

Researchers have uncovered a basic but surprising fact: your kitchen sponge is a better incubator for diverse bacterial communities than a laboratory Petri dish. But it's not just the trapped ...

Ancestors of Legionella Bacteria Infected Cells Two Billion Years Ago

Researchers have discovered that the ancestors of legionella bacteria infected eukaryotic cells as early as two billion years ago. It happened soon after eukaryotes began to feed on bacteria. These ...

Antarctic Research Reveals Link Between Warming and Fish Abundance

A long-term study in the Southern Ocean reveals a clear correlation between warming waters, decreased sea ice, and reduced abundance of Antarctic silverfish. These small, abundant fish are important ...

Giant Sponge Gardens Discovered on Seamounts in the Arctic Deep Sea

Massive sponge gardens thrive on top of seamounts in the Central Arctic Ocean, one of the most oligotrophic seas on Earth. They appear to feed on the remnants of an extinct fauna. Microorganisms ...

Climate Change Has Likely Begun to Suffocate the World’s Fisheries

By 2080, around 70 percent of the world's oceans could be suffocating from a lack of oxygen as a result of climate change, potentially impacting marine ecosystems worldwide, according to a new ...

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