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Farewell, Amoeba Fans

This blog, though not its author, reaches the end of the line -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Contagious Amoeba Vampirizes Gum Cells [Video]

An amoeba spread by respiratory droplets, kisses and eating utensils may be a serious (and creepy) gum disease pathogen -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Scientists Waited Two and a Half Years to See whether Bacteria Can Eat Rock

The mystery of dirt’s origins is a thorny experimental problem -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Dirt Doesn't Smell Like Dirt

It smells like bacteria. But why? -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Travel Down a Borehole into Antarctica's Lake Mercer [Video]

Beautiful new footage ventures into a lake that is among the most remote on earth -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Feast Your Eyes on Australia's Newly Explored Depths [Video]

Take a few moments to enjoy stalked barnacles, googly-eyed glass squid and other oddities of the deep, where it is cold, dark and 100 percent coronavirus free -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Marine Microbe Performs Animal Trick

A cup of cells can both bend and “see,” feats rarely seen outside of animals -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Slime Molds Have Been Oozing around Earth for at Least 100 Million Years

Stunning new fossil reveals that at least one Cretaceous slime mold—an “intelligent” giant amoeba—looks identical to one alive today -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

How a Tiny Pit Decides a Pine Tree's Fate

Live fast, die young and leave a good lookin’ stump -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Did the Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid Inadvertently Help Lichens?

The leafy lichens seem to have picked up where a lot of incinerated plants left off -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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