Why is NASA Launching a $3.6 Million Project to Monitor Algae?

Slippery, slimy and seriously sordid, algae definitely doesn’t fall into the category of desirable water plants. Yet from space, water bodies overrun with eukaryotic organisms give off an almost ethereal aesthetic. With their soft colours and swirling patterns, algal Continue reading Why is NASA Launching a $3.6 Million Project to Monitor Algae?

Discovery of a new form of DNA modification in insects, worms and algae

Scientists at the University of Chicago, Harvard University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences have described the surprising discovery and function of a new DNA modification in insects, worms and algae.

Common DNA modifications occur Continue reading Discovery of a new form of DNA modification in insects, worms and algae