The liverwort oil body is formed by redirection of the secretory pathway

Cells, the basic unit of life, are surrounded by a limiting membrane called the plasma membrane. Inside cells, there are various membrane-bounded organelles, each of which has various and distinctive functions. How these organelles, which individually boast different functions, have been developed during evolution remains unknown. This phenomenon has fascinated many researchers. In the study […]

The liverwort oil body is formed by redirection of the secretory pathway

An oil body in a cell of the liverwort, Marchantia polymorpha. Credit: NIBB Cells, the basic unit of life, are surrounded by a limiting membrane called the plasma membrane. Inside cells, there are various membrane-bounded organelles, each of which has various and distinctive functions. How these organelles, which individually boast different functions, have been developed […]

Astronomers spotted colliding neutron stars that may have formed a magnetar

A surprisingly bright cosmic blast might have marked the birth of a magnetar. If so, it would be the first time that astronomers have witnessed the formation of this kind of rapidly spinning, extremely magnetized stellar corpse. That dazzling flash of light was made when two neutron stars collided and merged into one massive object, […]

Life in the Chicxulub Crater Years After It Was Formed

The end of the Cretaceous and the demise of the dinosaurs is a fascinating time in Earth’s history that speaks to the imagination of many. Bralower et al. [2020], however, leave little to the imagination, detailing the environmental conditions at the ring of the Chicxulub crater during the years after the impact. Norris […]