microorganisms

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
Whoa

Scientists Are Documenting All the Crap In Our Showerheads

Prepare to never feel clean again.
Jesse Hicks
3.21.17
uk

These Scientists Say There Could Be Life on Rosetta’s Comet

It's a radical explanation for Comet 67P's features.
Victoria Turk
7.6.15
mental health

How Your Gut Controls Your Brain

More and more, researchers are finding that the health of bodily microbe populations could be deeply connected to conditions like depression, anxiety, and even autism.
Ian Chant
6.11.15
Science

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Plankton

The largest DNA sequencing effort in ocean science was published today in 'Science.'
Becky Ferreira
5.21.15
LadyBits on Motherboard

Enter the Vaginome: Meet the Microbes that Live in Our Vaginas

We've gone way beyond Lactobacillus.
A.V. Flox
3.3.15
Life

​How Did Earth’s Earliest Terraformers Survive? They Hid Under Rocks

Plus, some useful tips for terraforming other planets.
Maddie Stone
2.5.15
Art

Explore an Underground World of Pixel-Based Microorganisms

Pixels swarm like bacteria and alien spaceships in 'generative nights,' an audiovisual project by Lola and Yukao Meet.
Becky Chung
1.27.15
earth

Starting With the Oceans, Single-Celled Organisms Will Re-Inherit the Earth

As the Earth's climate changes, complexity goes from an asset to a liability.
Ben Richmond
7.1.14
Religion

Eating Is Bad for Your Soul

Jainism is a religion with some of the most extreme dietary restrictions in the world: no animals, dairy, root vegetables, honey, or booze. But the ritual of santhara—a vow of voluntary death by fasting—is one of the most controversial components of...
Hillary Eaton
3.27.14
Art

Nurit Bar-Shai's "Chemical Tweets" Are Gorgeous, Microorganismal Art

The biochemist's latest exhibition, "Sound To Shape," is a visual investigation of microscopic life
Jia H. Jung
1.30.14