microbes
Image of the Day: Rainbow Gut
Image of the Day: Rainbow Gut
The Scientist Staff | Oct 11, 2017
Rather than organizing into easily defined compartments, different microbes mix and intermingle within the mouse gut, scientists find.
Final Nail Hammered into NgAgo Coffin
Final Nail Hammered into NgAgo Coffin
Kerry Grens | Aug 3, 2017
The paper describing the gene-editing method is retracted.
Image of the Day: Fungal Fireworks
Image of the Day: Fungal Fireworks
The Scientist Staff | Jun 26, 2017
The fungus Aspergillus fumigatus begins to grow biofilms as it develops into a larger intertwined network.
Researchers Discover Salt-Loving Methanogens
Researchers Discover Salt-Loving Methanogens
Abby Olena | May 26, 2017
Two previously overlooked archaeal strains fill an evolutionary gap for microbes.
Image of the Day: 3-Billion-Year-Old Bubbles 
Image of the Day: 3-Billion-Year-Old Bubbles 
The Scientist Staff | May 10, 2017
Fossilized gas bubbles, formed from being trapped by microbial biofilms, provide the oldest signature of life in terrestrial hot springs.
Study: Hydrogen on Enceladus Could Support Microbial Life
Study: Hydrogen on Enceladus Could Support Microbial Life
Diana Kwon | Apr 17, 2017
The plumes that erupt through the cracks on the icy exterior of one of Saturn’s moons contain molecular hydrogen, researchers report.
Image of the Day: Sharp Shooters
Image of the Day: Sharp Shooters
The Scientist Staff | Apr 3, 2017
Single-celled dinoflagellates (Polykrikos) use harpoon-like organelles to hunt and capture prey.
Image of the Day: Riding on Raindrops
Image of the Day: Riding on Raindrops
The Scientist Staff | Mar 13, 2017
A single raindrop falling on dry soil can spray a mist carrying thousands of microbes into the atmosphere. 
Underwater “City” Built by Microbes
Underwater “City” Built by Microbes
Catherine Offord | Jun 7, 2016
Columns and pavement-like structures found in the Ionian Sea were built by bacteria.
Controlling Synthetic Bacteria
Controlling Synthetic Bacteria
Kate Yandell | Dec 7, 2015
“Kill switches” ensure that genetically engineered bacteria survive only in certain environmental conditions.