Researchers uncover tools used by predatory bacteria to escape unharmed from prey cell

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Predatory bacteria, capable of invading and consuming harmful bugs such as E .coli and Salmonella, use a unique tool to help them escape the cell they have invaded without harming themselves, ....

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Toxic masculinity: Why male funnel web spiders are so dangerous

Research team member Dr David Wilson milking venom samples from a funnel web spider. Credit: Paul Dymond A team of University of Queensland researchers has revealed why male funnel web spiders develop much deadlier venom ....

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Venus’ ancient layered, folded rocks point to volcanic origin

A simulated view from above Tellus Tessera, one of the regions on Venus where Byrne et al. identify the presence of layering. Image generated from NASA's Magellan mission data. Credit: North Carolina State University An ....

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Using chitin, a bioinspired material, to manufacture tools and shelters on Mars

A picture of a Martian. Credit: Javier G. Fernandez, 2020. CC-BY A simple manufacturing technology based on chitin, one of the most ubiquitous organic polymers on Earth, could be used to build tools and shelters ....

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A high-yield method for assembling targeted nanoparticle clusters

Experimental and simulation study of the CM formation. Credit: Science (2020). DOI: 10.1126/science.aba8653 A team of researchers from China, the U.S. and Canada has developed a high-yield method for assembling targeted nanoparticle clusters. In their ....

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MRI scans show brain reorganization during long space flights, but no neurodegeneration

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain An international team of researchers has found that long space flights can lead to some minor brain reorganization but no neurodegeneration. In their paper published in the journal Science Advances, the ....

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