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Tiny footlike protrusions that enable a cell to invade neighboring tissues.
Getting excited can kick a person’s energy to a higher level. At the nanoscale, strange almost-particles called excitons do the same trick.
An organism that eats by osmosis, relying on nutrients diffusing into its body from a higher concentration in its environment.
A cellular part such as a light-harvesting chloroplast that an organism takes from algae it has eaten.
An ice volcano that erupts slurries of volatile compounds such as water or methane instead of lava.
A newly discovered structure where mouth-puckering compounds called tannins form inside plant cells.
This newly christened mineral has an atomic structure that’s similar to diamond and nearly as hard.
Shergottite is the most common kind of Martian meteorite.
Chromothripsis is the catastrophic shattering of a chromosome.
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