Julie Segre

May. 29, 2009

The Body's Bacteria

A new study of the critters that live on the human body find that our skin is home to a much wider variety of bacteria than previously thought.

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Dr. Seuss's McElligot's Pool (1947) features some fantastic fish—ones with pinwheel-like tails, curly noses, long floppy ears, or Kangaroo pouches. The fictional fish do have some truly strange nonfictional cousins, among which are giant oarfish, barreleye fish, and sawfish.

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