If humans shared more attributes with plants, we’d have excellent access to a supply of non-specialised cells, also known as stem cells, cached right there in our bodies.
Giant clams, the largest living bivalve mollusk species that can weigh over 200 kilograms, live in tropical coral reefs and cultivate symbiotic algae in their flesh.
I don’t think I was able to roll my tongue at first when this subject came up at primary school during one of those animated “check out what I can do” lunch break conversations.
A valiant guard, the death of a hero, and a misunderstanding. Here’s a dramatisation of the happenings of my immune system when pollen finds its way into my airways.