The Most Unknown
Methane-Eating Ocean Microbes Could Play a Major Role in Climate Change
Caltech geobiologist and MacArthur Fellow Victoria Orphan sheds light on the tiny single-celled organisms that help keep Earth’s climate in check.
The Most Unknown
Tiny Organisms in Earth’s Most Unlivable Places May Help Us Find Alien Life
Luke McKay, an astrobiologist and microbial ecologist, is probing the extreme limits of life on Earth to answer bigger questions about the universe.
Should I Wash Meat Before I Cook It?
Short answer: Your attempt to wash away germs can backfire in a big way.
The Dystopia and Utopia Issue
This Woman Is Exploring Deep Caves to Find Ancient Antibiotic Resistance
"Hazel’s like the Lara Croft of microbiology.”
The VICE Guide to Right Now
This Student Is Getting Death Threats over a Gnarly Hand Dryer Experiment
Apparently, this is what's growing in your office's bathroom dryers.
New Nanofibers Detect Motion of Individual Bacteria, Muscle cells
Engineers have built a nanoscale stethoscope, basically.
humans of the year
Aubrie O’Rourke Trained Dolphins, Researched HIV, and Is Helping NASA Get to Mars
And she's just getting started.
Researchers Have a New Explanation for Adult Acne
Smarter ways of treating it could also be on the way.
Scientists Are Documenting All the Crap In Our Showerheads
Prepare to never feel clean again.
Mouse Study Suggests We Can Hack Our Circadian Rhythms
And in turn, battle obesity.
Ashley P. Taylor
Scientists Just Isolated the First Full Zika DNA Sequence in Semen
This could bring us one step closer to figuring out exactly how to stop Zika.
Meredith Rutland Bauer
Cities Have Unique Microbial Signatures, New Study Says
Scientists looked at San Diego, Flagstaff, and Toronto.