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Half the size of a cigarette and squirmy, the black aquatic worm Lumbriculus variegatus isn’t much to look at. But these denizens of sulfur caves and flooded areas like company and often many thousands come together as “blobs” with behavior not unlike the 1958 movie by the same name. Read more: https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/01/worm-s-lifestyle-stuff-science-fiction

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Bhamla Lab
School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology

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Elizabeth Pennisi

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"Airdrop"
Nguyên Khôi Nguyên

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