SciTech Now Episode 247

In this episode of SciTech Now, wildlife volunteers in Oregon set out into the desert to remove barbed wire and fencing from nature; how complex scientific ideas gain acceptance; the mitochondria, the powerhouse of the cell, may not be integral to all cells; and a team of researchers uses the unique properties of the Jersey […]

Life without mitochondria

Eukaryotic cells make up all living things, and they almost always have a power-generating organ called the mitochondria – or so we thought. Now, the discovery of a cell without a mitochondria is showing scientists how flexible living organisms can be.