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Source - Berkeley Lab researchers co-author Science article proposing Unified Microbiome InitiativeDOE/Lawrence Berkeley National LaboratoryTo understand and harness the capabilities of Earth's microbial ecosystems, nearly fifty scientists propose a national effort in the US called the Unified Microbiome Initiative.
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"Bees are the canary in the mine - they are a consequence of how we've chosen to manage the world."- Mark Winston on what bees can teach humans
Source - University of Wisconsin-Madison
The mushroom nicknamed "death cap” made headlines this summer when it poisoned Syrian refugees fleeing through Eastern Europe. But it was cooperation, not toxicity, that attracted one researcher to Amanita phalloides.
Source -University of California - San DiegoBiologists have discovered that bacteria -- often viewed as lowly, solitary creatures -- are actually quite sophisticated in their social interactions and communicate with one another through similar electrical signaling mechanisms as neurons in the human brain.