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Male yellow crazy ant in the wild

Challenging the Fundamental Laws of Biology – Scientists Discover Real-Life Chimeras

International researchers studying the yellow crazy ant, or Anoplolepis gracilipes, found that the male ants of this species are chimeras, containing two different parent cell genomes in their bodies. This unique reproductive process, originating from a single fertilized egg that undergoes separate maternal and paternal nuclear division, is unprecedented and challenges the fundamental law of […]

Boca Chica Texas Starship

Discover science in Texas with Science Near Me

The Science Near Me blog is a partnership between Discover magazines and ScienceNearMe.org. On April 20, 2023, SpaceX’s spacecraft, the most powerful spacecraft ever built, lifted off from the company’s Starbase launch facility in Boca Chica, Texas. It was an exciting display of engineering feats and a preview of future missions that could send humans […]