Quickies: Missing link found in deep ocean, a real-life replicator, and stop calling women nice
- Under the sea, a missing link in the evolution of complex cells – “Scientists estimate that the first eukaryotes evolved about 2 billion years ago, in one of the greatest transitions in the history of life. But there is little evidence of this momentous event, no missing link that helps researchers trace the evolution of life from bacteria to eukaryotes.”
- Real-life Star Trek replicator prepares meals in 30 seconds – From CriticalDragon1177.
- World of Wonder: Sea pig – “This translucent little cutie can fit in the palm of your hand and eats “marine snow”—that tasty bit o’ sea life dander and detritus that sloooowly trickles down to the very bottom of the ocean floor.”
- Editor of Science: Stop calling women ‘nice’ – “In an editorial in top scientific journal Science, Editor-in-Chief Marcia McNutt recalls her astonishment at seeing terms like “nice” and “kind” find their way into recommendation letters for students applying for research grants—but only when those students were women.”
- Cute Animal Friday! Rock hyraxes have the best faces.