A single-celled organism discovered in chinchilla droppings is the only known eukaryotic organism that lacks mitochondria-like organelles. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Some bacteria think plastic is fantastic
“…directional light sensing is possible because Synechocystis cells act as spherical microlenses, allowing the cell to see a light source and move towards it.”
Fascinating article: researchers are testing ways to stimulate the vagus nerve to treat a slew of ailments.