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On Dit Issue 79_6 - motheRNAture_01

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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.

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jtotheizzoe:

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)

Nanoshred, FTW

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odditiesoflife:

World’s Rarest and Least Known Animals

1) Sea Pig  2) Mudskipper Fish 3) Barrel Eye Fish  4) Coconut Crab  5) Fennec Fox   6) Pangolin  7) Lampreye Eel  8) Vampire Squid  9) Tarsier  10) Star Nosed Mole

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