Mystery particles made of minerals and proteins may still cause disease
Nanobacteria, extremely tiny “microorganisms” that have
sparked controversy and may cause disease, have been declared dead. Again.
Some say the nanobacteria were never really alive. Once touted as the world’s smallest living organisms, and even an entirely new form of life, the entities are actually nothing more than sub-microscopic balls of minerals and proteins, independent teams of scientists in
Surviving the nanobacteria is their “father,” Robert Folk, a geologist from the
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