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Image of the Day: Rainbow Gut
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
Kerry Grens | Aug 3, 2017
The paper describing the gene-editing method is retracted.
Image of the Day: Fungal Fireworks
Staff | Jun 26, 2017
begins to grow biofilms as it develops into a larger intertwined network.
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
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
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
Staff | Apr 3, 2017
Single-celled dinoflagellates (
) use harpoon-like organelles to hunt and capture prey.
Image of the Day: Riding on Raindrops
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
Catherine Offord | Jun 7, 2016
Columns and pavement-like structures found in the Ionian Sea were built by bacteria.
Controlling Synthetic Bacteria
Kate Yandell | Dec 7, 2015
“Kill switches” ensure that genetically engineered bacteria survive only in certain environmental conditions.