Algae Knows How to Party

In early 2009, researchers at Cambridge University discovered that Volvox can really cut a rug. Shaking some booty (er, flagella) allows them to flail around until flow is created in their fluid surroundings - and if they've got the moves down right, the current can bind their movements to those of other swagging Volvox. Between what scientists call the "waltz" and the "minuet," the oscillating dances are supposed to make it easier for the microbes to reproduce.

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