Did early humans cook with hot springs before fire?

Evidence of hot springs near sites where ancient hominids settled long before the control of fire suggests early humans may have used them for cooking.

U. Copenhagen • futurity
Sept. 22, 2020 ~7 min

food science-and-technology early-humans hot-springs

Red algae’s stolen genes may lead to new fuels

Genes that red algae stole from bacteria to better adapt to hot springs could pave the way for designer algae that make fuel or clean up pollution.

Todd Bates-Rutgers • futurity
Aug. 9, 2019 ~3 min

bacteria genes water algae science-and-technology hot-springs

Hypothesis: Bacteria use ‘air bridge’ to travel the world

Bacteria live in hot springs around the world, but how'd they get there? New evidence supports the "air bridge" hypothesis.

Todd Bates-Rutgers • futurity
March 25, 2019 ~4 min

dna bacteria travel viruses infections science-and-technology hot-springs

Virus that infects hot spring bacteria has tricks we could steal

The structure of a virus that infects bacteria in hot springs could improve both DNA analysis and drug delivery.

Todd Bates-Rutgers • futurity
Feb. 7, 2019 ~3 min

dna bacteria viruses drug-delivery science-and-technology hot-springs

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