Fairy wasps shrink to the size of amoeba by sacrificing their neurons

Fairy wasps are some of the tiniest creatures on Earth, an entire insect roughly the size of a single-celled organism like an amoeba. That means their individual cells must be incredibly tiny...and that requires losing much of their nervous system. » 11/21/11 4:30pm 11/21/11 4:30pm

An amoeba who raises bacteria crops is the world's tiniest farmer

Humans like to think we invented agriculture, but a single-celled organism might have us beaten by several million years. An amoeba species known as "Dicty" finds bacteria, moves them to the best location, and harvests them like crops. » 1/19/11 4:40pm 1/19/11 4:40pm