July 30, 2011

Exploding Bacteria and Other Biological Oddities

Tara Thean, Time

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No matter how jaded you become, there is always room to be awed by the little shimmers of magic nature deals us on a regular basis. There's something just plain cool about a world that offers up coral shaped like organ pipes, peppermint shrimp, and monkeys feasting on fermented leaves. A handful of unrelated studies this week added a few more life forms to Earth's roster of biological weirdness.

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TAGGED: Frog, Hermaphrodites, Bacteria, Evolution


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