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Plankton collected in the Pacific Ocean with a 0.1mm mesh net. Seen here is a mix of multicellular organisms — small zooplanktonic animals, larvae and single protists (diatoms, dinoflagellates, radiolarians) — the nearly invisible universe at the bottom of the marine food chain. Christian Sardet/CNRS/Tara Expeditions hide caption

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The Salt

Census Reveals Universe Of Marine Microbes At Bottom Of The Food Chain

The ocean's tiniest inhabitants — including bacteria, plankton, krill — are food for most everything that swims or floats. Now, scientists have completed a count of this vast and diverse hidden world.

Sabas Sanchez Jr. was better known among his neighbors in Madison, Neb., as "Gordo" — Spanish for chubby. He also had an oversized personality. His father keeps this tattered photo in his wallet. Bobby Caina Calvan/Heartland Reporting Project hide caption

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In America's Heartland, Heroin Crisis Is Hitting Too Close To Home

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Various food items that contained trans fats in November 2013. That month, the Food and Drug Administration first announced plans to ban partially hydrogenated vegetable oils from all food products. A final rule is expected any day now. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Adios, Trans Fats: FDA Poised To Phase Out Artery-Clogging Fat

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Tuff Love Galactic & Trombone Shorty
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Plankton collected in the Pacific Ocean with a 0.1mm mesh net. Seen here is a mix of multicellular organisms — small zooplanktonic animals, larvae and single protists (diatoms, dinoflagellates, radiolarians) — the nearly invisible universe at the bottom of the marine food chain. Christian Sardet/CNRS/Tara Expeditions hide caption

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Revealed: The Ocean's Tiniest Life At The Bottom Of The Food Chain

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Beyond The Best-Sellers: Nancy Pearl Recommends Under-The-Radar Reads

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The Voyage Home Takénobu
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Doug Hughes said he sees his future as working for "the cause of getting a Congress — not more liberal, not more conservative — but a Congress that is working for the people." Peter Overby/NPR hide caption

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Gyrocopter Pilot On His 'Incredible' Flight Onto Capitol Lawn

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Uneasy Rider: The Origins Of Motorcycle Gangs And How They Remain A Force

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Miles To Go (Sunset Road) Rudy Royston
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Two Strangers Come Together To Remember A Friend And Loved One

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