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Life Under the Ice?

By | January 15, 2013

A US-led team of explorers are ready to start drilling into one remote Antarctic lake, while Russian scientists are about to analyze samples from another.

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The Soil Microbiome

By | January 1, 2013

There's a lot more than dirt to the soil in which plants grow.

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Microbial Life Beneath the Ice

By | November 27, 2012

Researchers uncover a diverse microbial community living beneath 27 meters of ice in Antarctica’s Lake Vida.

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With No Methane, Life on Mars Unlikely

By | November 7, 2012

Hopes of finding life on the Red Planet have been deflated after NASA announced that Curiosity has yet to detect notable amounts of methane in the Martian atmosphere.

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Microbial Awakening

By | November 1, 2012

Successive awakening of soil microbes drives a huge pulse of CO2 following the first rain after a dry summer.

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Live-Action Networks

By | October 1, 2012

Mass spec plus novel software equals dynamic views into the chemical lives of microbes.

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Ants Select Better Microbes

By | September 14, 2012

Researchers identified the 3-step process leaf-cutter ants use to grow helpful bacteria on their bodies.

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Dogs Improve Beach Sanitation

By | September 4, 2012

Canines that chase away seagulls have been helping to reduce the amount of bird droppings, which can carry disease and lead to beach closures.

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Insect Battles, Big and Small

By | April 10, 2012

Social insect soldiers not only protect the colony from insect invasions; some also secrete strong antifungal compounds to kill microscopic enemies.

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Next Generation: World’s First Nano-ear

By | February 10, 2012

A new device can detect sounds a million times fainter than the hearing threshold of the human ear.

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