DailyDirt: To Seek Out New Life...
from the urls-we-dig-up dept
- Spongiforma squarepantsii is a recently discovered fungus that looks like a sponge (but doesn't live under the sea). It looks like biologists need more formal naming conventions. [url]
- Bacteria that can live on pure caffeine were found in a nice flowerbed in Iowa. And researchers have isolated the enzymes that can metabolize caffeine -- potentially to be used in a new "organic" way to remove caffeine from coffee/tea. [url]
- Steve Grand isn't trying to discover new life in the real world. He's trying to build virtual lifeforms from "complex networks of virtual brain cells and biochemical reactions and genes." The final product will be a video game called Grandroids -- virtually descended from Grand's popular 1996 game, Creatures. [url]
- To discover more interesting biological curiosities, check out what's currently floating around the StumbleUpon universe. [url]