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fossil eukaryote

OXYGEN OASIS  Oxygen was abundant enough for complex life-forms such as this 1.4-billion-year-old fossilized eukaryote to thrive around 2.3 billion years ago, new research suggests. The expansion and diversification of eukaryotes nevertheless only came hundreds of millions of years later.

animals and their earwax

WHAT’S IN YOUR EAR?  Studying earwax (sample below the type of animal donor species) might inspire new ways to reduce dust buildup.

soap bubble film

HELLO DARKNESS  Just before a soap bubble bursts, its rainbow surface becomes peppered with dark spots in the thinnest regions of the bubble film. Once the darkness spreads over a large area, the bubble pops.

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