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  • This algae farm eats highway pollution

    This algae farm eats highway pollution

    Via Science Alert : Plant-like microorganisms called algae are pretty interesting little creatures – some species form expansive ‘algal blooms’ that harm the environment, whereas others can be used to produce biofuel and food sources. Some can even infect humans and mess with their brains. This diverse organism uses sunlight and carbon dioxide to grow, and produces a large amount of oxygen. A bustling highway might seem like an odd place to try to farm […]

  • What Is This Bizarre See-Through Creature?

    What Is This Bizarre See-Through Creature?

    Via IFLScience : The creature in the GIF looks like something from another planet, but it’s actually an eel larvae. Also known as leptocephali, eel larvae are transparent, thin, and contain a large amount of clear energy storage compounds. To eat, they rely on their simple tube-like gut. They live near the ocean surface and feed on particulate material like marine snow. While still in their larval phases, they lack red blood cells, which likely […]