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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 @ 6:23pm

    Re: Photosynthesis requires breathing

    Well, technically, if you're going to nit-pick on the breathing, plants need to "eat" too, right?

    I think the suggestion here is for there to be some kind of way to avoid "traditional eating/breathing" by having algae in your skin to produce sugars and oxygen directly into your bloodstream. Not that any organism would be able to avoid any kind of respiration entirely.

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