Algae & the asteroid: how single-celled plankton succeeded where the dinosaurs failed

New research has revealed how photosynthetic algae managed to survive the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs, by quickly adapting to hunt other microbes in the absence of sunlight. Not only did this help them thrive when so many species were wiped out, but it also provided a much needed lifeline to our early oceans. Around … More Algae & the asteroid: how single-celled plankton succeeded where the dinosaurs failed