microbes

Microbiomes
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
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
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
bioengineering

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

Synthetic biology meets smart manufacturing.
Becky Ferreira
4.10.17
rhino burgers
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
slime

Bacteria Use Electrical Zaps to Recruit Others to Their Slime Colonies

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

Your Showerhead Is Crammed Full of Bacteria That Scientists Want to Study

People across the US are sending in samples from their showers, for science.
Kate Lunau
8.1.16
russia
russia

Giant Subglacial Lake Could Hold Ancient Lifeforms

Like “Europa Report,” but real life.
Sarah Emerson
4.22.16
Toronto
Toronto

Cities Have Unique Microbial Signatures, New Study Says

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

There’s Something Living In the Rocky Crust Beneath the Ocean Floor

Deep-ocean microbes could help us look for life on other planets.
Kate Lunau
4.7.16
Space
Space

This Common Microbe Grows Better in Space than on Earth

Scientists crowdsourced microbial samples from thousands of volunteers, and sent 48 of them to space.
Becky Ferreira
3.22.16
Features
Features

We've Been Counting Calories All Wrong

Everything from the microbes in our bodies to the way our food is cooked can affect the number of calories we actually consume.
Cynthia Graber & Nicola Twilley
2.1.16