Image of the Day: Living Concrete
Image of the Day: Living Concrete
Bacteria and sand form a strong building material.
Image of the Day: Living Concrete
Image of the Day: Living Concrete

Bacteria and sand form a strong building material.

Bacteria and sand form a strong building material.

cyanobacteria
Blue-Green Algae Produce Methane
Blue-Green Algae Produce Methane
Ruth Williams | Jan 15, 2020
Biological production of this greenhouse gas, once thought to be the reserve of anaerobic microbes, occurs in these widespread, photosynthesizing cyanobacteria.
Image of the Day: Stowaway
Image of the Day: Stowaway
Chia-Yi Hou | Jun 26, 2019
Previously undetected cyanobacteria are symbionts of dinoflagellates.
Image of the Day: Multiple Choice
Image of the Day: Multiple Choice
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 19, 2018
Photosynthesis can happen in more than one way.  
Bright Lights and Bacteria Treat Rats’ Heart Attacks
Bright Lights and Bacteria Treat Rats’ Heart Attacks
Ruth Williams | Jun 14, 2017
Injecting photosynthetic microbes into oxygen-starved heart tissue can improve cardiac function in rodents. 
Sugar Time
Sugar Time
Catherine Offord | Feb 29, 2016
Metabolic activity, not light, drives the circadian clock in cyanobacteria.
Sighted Microbes
Sighted Microbes
Catherine Offord | Feb 9, 2016
Photosynthetic cyanobacteria sense light in much the same way as a human eyeball, scientists show.
Circadian Clock Transplant
Circadian Clock Transplant
Ruth Williams | Jun 12, 2015
Scientists establish a functional circadian rhythm in bacteria that don’t possess one naturally.
Sea Otter’s Scourge
Sea Otter’s Scourge
Nsikan Akpan | Apr 30, 2014
A hidden toxin stalks marine mammals off the coast of California and kills dogs and cats farther inland.
Dog’s Worst Friend
Dog’s Worst Friend
Nsikan Akpan | Apr 30, 2014
US dogs face a deadly threat from algae-spawned toxins lurking in lakes, but there may be an antidote.