These Dazzling Gemstones Are Home to Microbes
It's the first time traces of life have been found inside these precious jewels.
I Tried To Figure Out If A Controversial Illness Was “Real” or Not
It can be harmful to your health to be told that what’s taking place in your body is a mystery.
Our Microbiomes Are Making Scientists Question What it Means to Be Human
Are we people or a "megaorganism?"
Earth Microbes Could Sabotage the Journey to Mars
A new study found a healthy community of microbes in the ISS, but this doesn’t mean that a journey to Mars would be safe for the microbe and human travellers.
Millions of Canadian Lakes Could Hold Clues About Ancient Life
Some look like ancient oceans from 2.5 billion years ago.
‘Urban Biomining’ Could Be Used to Print Electronics on Earth and Beyond
Synthetic biology meets smart manufacturing.
Scientists Are Documenting All the Crap In Our Showerheads
Prepare to never feel clean again.
Dental Plaque Reveals Some Neanderthals Devoured Rhinos, Others Nibbled on Moss
The Neanderthal medicine cabinet was stocked with pain-killers and antibiotics.
Bacteria Use Electrical Zaps to Recruit Others to Their Slime Colonies
It’s the internet of bacteria.
These Beautiful Silk Scarves Were Created With Bacteria
Move over shibori, Studio Natsai Audrey makes sustainable pigments with non-pathogenic bacteria.
Why Lemons Might Be Contaminating Your Cocktails
Lemons are commonly associated with freshness and known for their ability to kill bacteria with their high acid content, but the reality is that they could potentially do more damage to your body than the accompanying tequila shot.
Your Showerhead Is Crammed Full of Bacteria That Scientists Want to Study
People across the US are sending in samples from their showers, for science.