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In the “underground economy” for soil nutrients, fungi strike hard bargains and punish plants that won’t meet their price.
Researchers agree it’s a long shot, but transmissible cancers could theoretically evolve into independent species. Certain weird parasites might be living proof.
The computer vision scientist Greg Johnson is building systems that can recognize organelles on sight and show the dynamics of living cells more clearly than microscopy can.
In harsh ecosystems around the world, microbiologists are finding evidence that “microbial seed banks” protect biodiversity from changing conditions.
Neuroscience has found that gestures are not merely important as tools of expression but as guides of cognition and perception.