How small can they go? Ultra-small bacteria discovered

How small can they go? Ultra-small bacteria discovered

An international team led by researchers at Berkeley published the first detailed photos of ultra-small bacteria that push the boundaries of membrane-bound life and change our view of the microbial world. How did the researchers accomplish such a feat and just how small is ultra-small? Read on to learn more!

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Changing the World by Accident

Changing the World by Accident

“Most important discoveries or creations are accidental…” I’ve come across this phrase or something similar many times. A quick Google search reveals that it is even showing up on standardized tests in writing prompts given to school kids. Not only is the statement just plain wrong, but it gives a terrible impression of what scientists do.

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