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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
microbiome
microbiome

Scientists Have Found Thousands of New Microbial Communities That Live in 'Healthy' People

They incidentally found 54 bacterial species—as well as fungi and viruses—we didn't know lived inside us.
Caroline Haskins
9.21.17
WTF
WTF

It's Not Just You: We ALL Have Seasonal Allergies Now

Climate change and our microbiome are part of the reason we're all miserable suddenly.
Kaleigh Rogers
5.18.17
slime
slime

Bacteria Use Electrical Zaps to Recruit Others to Their Slime Colonies

It’s the internet of bacteria.
Bryson Masse
1.12.17
climate change
climate change

Not Even Bacteria Are Safe from Climate Change

They’re a canary in a coal mine for greater damage.
Meredith Rutland Bauer
12.23.16
bacteria
bacteria

Armpit Bacteria Transplants Could Save Us From Our Stink

Chris Callewaert, aka ‘Dr. Armpit,’ studies the microbiome’s relationship to body odor.
Kaleigh Rogers
11.17.16
Health
Health

Can Slim People’s Poop Treat Obesity?

We're all wondering. Now Canadian researchers are trying to find out.
Kaleigh Rogers
10.7.16
Health
Health

Gut Bacteria Could Be Making Kids Fat

We're still learning about the relationship between the microbiome, antibiotics, and obesity in kids.
Kaleigh Rogers
9.20.16
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
MMO
MMO

Letters to the Editor: Warcraft, Skipping Showers, and Pilot Week

Motherboard’s inbox is open for business.
Emanuel Maiberg
6.26.16
Features
Features

I Skipped Showering for Two Weeks and Bathed in Bacteria Instead

Are live bacteria treatments the future of skincare?
Kate Lunau
6.17.16
SCIENCE
SCIENCE

Your 'Microbial Cloud' Is Like a Floating, Invisible Fingerprint

People leave traces wherever they go, new research shows.
Emiko Jozuka
9.22.15