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The Artful Amoeba

Archaea Are More Wonderful Than You Know

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In the 1970s, an obscure scientist named Carl Woese (pronounced “woes”) was working on something apparently rather mundane: finding a way to classify bacteria. Though that may seem a straightforward task, bacteria had stubbornly resisted all previous attempts. The traditional method — looking at differences in appearance, structure, and metabolism and sort of eyeballing it [...]

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Expeditions

You wanted to know: who are these scientists? Introducing: Ben Van Mooy (sort of)

So far we’ve met five of the six principal investigators of the cruise: Kay Bidle, Jack DiTullio, Marco Coolen, Anna Martins and Assaf Vardi. The only one left is Ben Van Mooy. Broadly, Ben’s lab works on marine chemistry. They ask questions about things like how lipids are formed and when. Lipids are the main [...]

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Talking back

Got (Skim) Milk?: Maybe a Recipe for Obesity and Cancer

The USDA, the American Academy of Academy of Pediatrics and other august institutions recommend that all calorie-containing beverages, except low-fat milk, should be limited in people’s diets. The dairy industry made the “Got Milk” slogan one of the most famous of all time—and guidelines for healthy eat/drink incorporate that entreaty: three cuppa a day, less [...]

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