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Why Life Does Not Really Exist

Why Life Does Not Really Exist

I have been fascinated with living things since childhood. Growing up in northern California, I spent a lot of time playing outdoors among plants and animals.

December 2, 2013 — Ferris Jabr

Tube Worm Larvae Use Prickly Bacterial Flowers to Choose a Home

Like a steaming pile of lava or the soggy soil below a melting glacier, the freshly scrubbed hull of a ship is a magnet for new life. The first creatures to the party are microbes like Pseudoalteromonas luteoviolacea, bacteria named for their curious habit of coloring themselves both yellow and purple in lab dishes.

May 1, 2015 — Jennifer Frazer
David Quammen on SciAm/Read Science! Chat

David Quammen on SciAm/Read Science! Chat

David Quammen, according to his website is  ”an author and journalist whose twelve books include The Song of the Dodo, The Reluctant Mr.

May 5, 2014 — Joanne Manaster

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