A Bizarre New Species of Mollusk Eats Rocks, Poops Sand, and Shapes Rivers
Lithoredo abatanica, a very weird shipworm found in a river in the Philippines, represents both a new species and genus.
Climate Change May Be Spawning Flesh-Eating Bacteria in New Jersey
Put them together with "brain-eating" amoeba, and it's shaping up to be a summer from hell.
Civil War-Era Plant Medicines Could Help Fight Drug-Resistant Bacteria, Study Finds
Plant medicines from the Civil War likely saved lives at the time and could help fight stubborn bacteria today, scientists say.
How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Be Chill About Touching Raw Chicken
Handling raw meat inspired an excess of utensils, body contortion, and brushes with phobia, so I sought professional help.
There's a 'Subterranean Galapagos' Deep Inside the Earth
“A decade ago, we had no idea that the rocks beneath our feet could be so vastly inhabited.”
Scientists Found Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria In Space
NASA scientists found drug-resistant strains of bacteria in the ISS toilets, but say they pose no threat to the astronauts—for now.
Catheters Are Causing Serious Problems in Hospitals
Around a third of people catheterized will develop bacteria in their urine, and a quarter will develop symptoms of a catheter-associated UTI.
This Is How Gross Your Beer Pong Ball Probably Is
Wetting the ball might actually make it pick up more bacteria from people's hands and wherever else it lands.
Should You Be Worried About Whether Your Tap Water Is Safe?
When it comes to clean water, the most important factor is where you live.
Some People With Appendicitis Can Be Treated With Pills, Not Surgery
New research suggests antibiotics may be a better option for most appendicitis patients.
There Are More Than 380 Trillion Viruses in Your Body at Any Time
Viruses on your skin? Check. Viruses in your lungs? Check. Viruses in your pee? Check.
Is There Any Reason to Use Liquid Soap Instead of Bar Soap?
The more heavily used a bar is, the more microorganisms it holds. But does that really mean it's time to leave bar soaps behind?