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  • Angel in the Dark – The Cave-Making Microbe: Thiomonas thermosulfata

    Angel in the Dark – The Cave-Making Microbe: Thiomonas thermosulfata

    Much like the Horta, in "Devil in the Dark", Star Trek, TOS, this microbe creates lovely crystalline droplets, rather like an Angel's breath, leaving a silver sheen on cave walls as it carves new ones.Read More »
  • Drinking Water Disaster – What the Hurricanes Wrought

    Drinking Water Disaster – What the Hurricanes Wrought

    "Water Filters for Puerto Rico" hopes to deliver as many Wave To Water filters to the island as possible. The filters are lightweight and can be easily transported. A single $50 filter can provide clean drinking water for up to 100 people.Read More »
  • Dolphin Rider – Celebrating all Girls who become scientists

    Dolphin Rider – Celebrating all Girls who become scientists

    V. harveyi is bioluminescent and creates a “glow in the dark” effect in the sea creatures it inhabits. But unlike its close cousin, V. harveyi is not in kindly symbiosis with sea creatures it invades.Read More »
  • The Genetically Engineered Microbe that Eats TCP

    The Genetically Engineered Microbe that Eats TCP

    A microbe that already has some genes for degrading the next product after 1,2,3 TCP degradation, was subjected to mutation, artificially, and by using common microbe whispering tricks for enrichment and screening, a microbe was found with the enzyme that could do what we want it to do, chow down on 1,2,3 TCP.Read More »
  • Selkie Soul Mate

    Selkie Soul Mate

    This is a story about how animal guides act through their real-world counterparts. Some might feel that wild animals pose a danger to you or children. For an example of such attitudes, here’s an article about a young girl who was pulled off a dock, by a sea lion. The reporter cautions against most peoples’ cavalier attitude towards wild animals. And quite dishonorably, he is very dismissive of his “hippie Mother” who believes in the …Read More »