This was my third article, and one of my favourites. It was on how RNA was probably the start of life on Earth, and does a lot more than you may have learned in school.
OMG. Looks like a hoax, but according to science, it’s not.
Read the full article here.
So far we have Tardigrades and the Mantis Shrimp on my list of favourites – now we really should add the Nudibranch.
I guess I’m just a sucker for invertebrates.
Insect wings can shred bacteria to pieces! This video shows how a newly discovered nanostructure on the wings of cicadas can rip certain bacterial membranes to shreds. This structure, perfected by nature as a natural defense against dangerous microbes, could be harnessed by humans to create antimicrobial surfaces.
Sometimes nature is our best innovator.
(More at Nature News)