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Immune protein orchestrates daily rhythm of squid-bacteria symbiotic relationship

Immune protein orchestrates daily rhythm of squid-bacteria symbiotic relationship

A 63x magnification image showing the 4-week-old light organ during the day showing EsMIF (magenta) surrounding the crypt spaces. Host DNA is labeled in blue and the bacteria are labeled in green. Credit: Eric Koch Nearly every organism hosts a collection of symbiotic microbes—a microbiome.… 

History of Halloween

History of Halloween

Home References Kids dressed up as zombies for Halloween. (Image: © SolStock via Getty Images) Editor’s note: The COVID-19 pandemic is still in full swing, meaning that Halloween 2020 must be celebrated differently compared to previous years. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has… 

24 million-year-old nursery for baby megasharks discovered in South Carolina

24 million-year-old nursery for baby megasharks discovered in South Carolina

Home News Sarah Boessenecker, who wasn’t involved with the research but helped collect the fossils, finds 24 million-year-old shark teeth from a construction site in South Carolina. (Image: © Robert Boessenecker) About 24 million years ago, baby shark ancestors of the giant beast called megalodon… 

Physicists Demonstrate Controlled Transport of Stored Light

Physicists Demonstrate Controlled Transport of Stored Light

Controlled manipulation, storage, and retrieval of quantum information are essential for quantum communication and computing. Quantum memories for light, realized with cold atomic samples as the storage medium, are prominent for their high storage efficiencies and lifetime. A team of experimental physicists from the Johannes…