microbiology

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.
Becky Ferreira
9.27.18
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.
Sarah Emerson
9.14.18
Eat This

Should I Wash Meat Before I Cook It?

Short answer: Your attempt to wash away germs can backfire in a big way.
Joanne Spataro
5.18.18
The Dystopia and Utopia Issue

This Woman Is Exploring Deep Caves to Find Ancient Antibiotic Resistance

"Hazel’s like the Lara Croft of microbiology.”
Shayla Love
4.18.18
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.
Allie Conti
2.9.18
nanotechnology

New Nanofibers Detect Motion of Individual Bacteria, Muscle cells

Engineers have built a nanoscale stethoscope, basically.
Michael Byrne
5.15.17
humans of the year

Aubrie O’Rourke Trained Dolphins, Researched HIV, and Is Helping NASA Get to Mars

And she's just getting started.
Samantha Cole
4.30.17
It's Science

Researchers Have a New Explanation for Adult Acne

Smarter ways of treating it could also be on the way.
Jesse Hicks
4.5.17
Whoa

Scientists Are Documenting All the Crap In Our Showerheads

Prepare to never feel clean again.
Jesse Hicks
3.21.17
Lab Rats

Mouse Study Suggests We Can Hack Our Circadian Rhythms

And in turn, battle obesity.
Ashley P. Taylor
12.1.16
DNA

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
10.13.16
Toronto

Cities Have Unique Microbial Signatures, New Study Says

Scientists looked at San Diego, Flagstaff, and Toronto.
Louise Matsakis
4.19.16
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