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Aubrie O’Rourke Trained Dolphins, Researched HIV, and Is Helping NASA Get to Mars
And she's just getting started.
Scientists Are Documenting All the Crap In Our Showerheads
Prepare to never feel clean again.
These Scientists Say There Could Be Life on Rosetta’s Comet
It's a radical explanation for Comet 67P's features.
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.
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Plankton
The largest DNA sequencing effort in ocean science was published today in 'Science.'
LadyBits on Motherboard
Enter the Vaginome: Meet the Microbes that Live in Our Vaginas
We've gone way beyond Lactobacillus.
How Did Earth’s Earliest Terraformers Survive? They Hid Under Rocks
Plus, some useful tips for terraforming other planets.
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.
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.
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...
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