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Cells & Homeostasis: Types of Cells

Today we learned about the three major cell types: prokaryotes, eukaryotes, and archaea.  The PowerPoint included detailed notes on the similarities and differences of the cell types, and concluded with a SciShow video about the tardigrade.   80 more words


Honeymoon in the rectum of the ocean

The world is weird. Check it:

Deep-sea prokaryotes feed each other electrons like the couple at the table over there bothering everyone else with their sappy rom-com lovey-dovey bullshit.  273 more words


There is a common myth that family business equals small business. It’s natural. Family is the building block for most of what we know. 1,220 more words

Family Business

This One Animal Just Can't Die!

The Tardigrade (a.k.a. the water bear) is indestructible.  Heat, cold, acid, dehydration, radiation, pressure, even in space! You name it, you can’t kill this guy.  There is even science research to prove it.   431 more words


Does Earth have a shadow biosphere? (Aliens amongst us)

Does Earth have a shadow biosphere? – Sarah Scoles – Aeon.


Sarah Scoles

9 July 2015

Alien life forms might be living right under our noses, but how can we find them if we don’t know what we’re looking for? 674 more words


Once begun, there’s no escaping "The Sixth Extinction"

You can judge this book by its cover, and it will not be found wanting. I spotted it on the bookshelf at Shoppers Drug Mart. It has a cleverly illustrated dinosaur skeleton wrapped around to form a “6” in the book’s title, … 412 more words


The Philae Comet Could Be Home to Microbial Alien Life, Scientists Say

Two top astronomers say the comet that is now home to the Philae lander could also be inhabited by microbial alien life.

Several characteristics of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, such as its organic-rich black crust, are best explained by the presence of living organisms beneath its icy surface, reports… 92 more words