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by Katie the Lowly Intern Researchers at Cambridge University have debunked the long standing myth that freshwater algae can’t dance. Volvox, while sounding like a herpes medication for mad scientists, is a spherical algae organism made up of only about 1,000 cells. They get their swerve from their flagella (think sperm tails) which they wag…

Plush Microbes for Xmas or Chankukah!

ThinkGeek has a phenomenal new product line just in time for the holidays: Plush Microbes! There are a ton of them, but below are some of my favorites: There are also a ton of owner submitted action shots, documenting the fun that can be had with your microbes! Nature isn’t cruel, just indifferent Tomato scare!…