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Nature has plenty of surprises left for us. Life exists in some extreme environments that you wouldn't think anything would survive, but somehow little creatures are still thriving in some of the coldest, darkest, most acidic, hottest and just unusual places. Life just needs to be able to feed on something -- light, sugar, electricity. Here are just a few bizarre discoveries in biology. After you've finished checking out those links, take a look at our Daily Deals for cool gadgets and other awesome stuff.

Filed Under: animals, bacteria, biohacking, biology, biotech, electric bacteria, extremophiles, life, microbes, mitochondria, photosynthesis

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    Anonymous Coward, 2 Jun 2016 @ 6:03pm

    Photosynthesis requires breathing

    I am not a specialist biologist, but my courses in such did highlight that all plants that use photosynthesis also breathed in CO2 and breathed out O2, and when not doing photosynthesis at night breathed out CO2 and breathed in O2.

    Hence, metabolising sunlight will still require some sort of breathing on the part of organisms.

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