microbes

Space

Astronauts Are Growing Microbes in Space to Help Us Mine Asteroids

Scientists think that bacteria can help make space mining much easier.
Maddie Stone
8.5.19
gEM LIFE

These Dazzling Gemstones Are Home to Microbes

It's the first time traces of life have been found inside these precious jewels.
Becky Ferreira
8.8.18
world

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.
Shayla Love
5.1.18
Microbiomes

Our Microbiomes Are Making Scientists Question What it Means to Be Human

Are we people or a "megaorganism?"
Rebecca Flowers
3.7.18
Mars

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.
Caroline Haskins
12.11.17
Experimental Lakes

Millions of Canadian Lakes Could Hold Clues About Ancient Life

Some look like ancient oceans from 2.5 billion years ago.
Lisa Cumming
4.28.17
bioengineering

‘Urban Biomining’ Could Be Used to Print Electronics on Earth and Beyond

Synthetic biology meets smart manufacturing.
Becky Ferreira
4.10.17
Whoa

Scientists Are Documenting All the Crap In Our Showerheads

Prepare to never feel clean again.
Jesse Hicks
3.21.17
rhino burgers

Dental Plaque Reveals Some Neanderthals Devoured Rhinos, Others Nibbled on Moss

The Neanderthal medicine cabinet was stocked with pain-killers and antibiotics.
Becky Ferreira
3.8.17
slime

Bacteria Use Electrical Zaps to Recruit Others to Their Slime Colonies

It’s the internet of bacteria.
Bryson Masse
1.12.17
Fashion

These Beautiful Silk Scarves Were Created With Bacteria

Move over shibori, Studio Natsai Audrey makes sustainable pigments with non-pathogenic bacteria.
Beckett Mufson
1.2.17
food safety

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.
Nick Rose
8.30.16
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