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Scientists discover viruses that secretly rule the world’s oceans

Thousands of mysterious viruses that have recently been discovered in the world’s oceans could exert enormous influence on ecosystems, in part by “reprogramming” the hosts they infect, scientists have reported. The new research, published Thursday, June 9 in the journal Science (opens in a new tab)focuses on viruses that contain RNA, a molecular cousin of …

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World’s largest factory discovered in Australia | CNN

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news about fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — The largest fair in the world plant has been identified in shallow waters off the coast of Western Australia, scientists say. The sprawling seagrass, a marine flowering plant known as Posidonia australis, stretches …

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Scientists Discover ‘World’s Largest Plant’ Off Australia’s West Coast

Around 4,500 years ago, a single seed – from two different species of seagrass – ended up nestled in a favorable spot somewhere in what is now known as Shark Bay, just offshore the west coast of Australia. Left to their own devices and relatively undisturbed by human hands, scientists found that the seeds grew …

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