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Bacteria Clean Up

By | September 7, 2011

Hair-like extensions on microbes that remove uranium and other metals from contaminated groundwater could one day help clean up after radiation spills.

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The Age-Old Fight Against Antibiotics

By | August 31, 2011

Researchers find antibiotic resistance genes in 30,000-year-old bacteria, suggesting such resistance is not a modern phenomenon.

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The Promise of Panda Poop

By | August 30, 2011

The dung of the bamboo-loving bears contains bacteria that could be the next best thing for biofuels production.

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Bird Braves Irene

By | August 29, 2011

A shorebird flies into the teeth of the massive hurricane that hit the US East Coast…and lives to tell about it.

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Bug Fest 2011

By | August 25, 2011

Earlier this month (August 13-14) thousands of children and bug-loving adults descended on the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia, where all manner of insect—dead, alive, and deep fried—were on display to be looked at, touched and, yes...eaten.

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Beetle Mania

By | August 25, 2011

Philadelphia's Academy of Natural Sciences was crawling with bugs, and The Scientist went down to join in the fun.

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Q&A: Preserving The Body's Bugs

By | August 24, 2011

The overuse of antibiotics could be threatening humans' microbiome—and Martin Blaser is on a mission to save it.

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Dengue-Resistant Mosquitoes

By | August 24, 2011

Mosquitoes infected with the Wolbachia bacteria, which fail to transmit the dengue virus, spread through the population when released in the wild.

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EPA to Address Nitrogen Pollution

By | August 23, 2011

The federal agency should reduce harmful nitrogen emissions by 25 percent in the next two decades, a new report says.

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Opinion: Reducing Foodborne Illness

By | August 22, 2011

New testing technologies and improved communication among regulatory agencies are making strides in the fight against foodborne disease.

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