World’s largest bacteria discovered is the size of a human eyelash

World's largest bacteria discovered is the size of a human eyelash

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news about fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — They’re bacteria like you’ve never seen before – probably because, until now, all known bacteria could only be seen using a powerful compound microscope. A recently discovered bacterium that is large enough to … Read more

Breeding 2,000 Generations of Bacteria May Have Solved This Major Debate in Biology

Breeding 2,000 Generations of Bacteria May Have Solved This Major Debate in Biology

Since the dawn of genetics in the early 20th century, biologists have wondered whether evolution was driven more by chance mutations or by the original diversity of the gene pool. Having lots of genetic options to choose from might speed up natural selection in the beginning, but do genetic mutations that occur over time contribute … Read more