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Cellular Cannibalism May Have Led to the Evolution of Everything, Including Us

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Channel: Seeker
Categories: Archeology / Paleontology   |   Astronomy   |   Biology   |   Science  
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Millions of years ago, simple cells might’ve eaten each other to develop their own type of superpowers. Freaky.

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