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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.
Nanobombs Terminate Foodborne Microbes
Nsikan Akpan | Mar 5, 2015
Researchers engineer water nanostructures to wipe out pathogens that can spoil food and pose health risks.
The Energy of Life
Jeffrey Marlow and Jan Amend | Feb 1, 2015
Extremophiles should not be viewed through an anthropocentric lens; what’s extreme for us may be a perfectly comfortable environment for a microbe.
Imagining a “World Without Microbes”
Tracy Vence | Dec 18, 2014
Eradication of microbial disease likely accompanied by poor quality of life for remaining species
Microbes in a Tar Pit
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Aug 8, 2014
Microdroplets of water in a natural asphalt lake are home to active microbial life, a study shows.
Abby Olena | Mar 1, 2014
Fossilized structures suggest that mat-forming microbes have been around for almost 3.5 billion years.
Tracy Vence | Nov 11, 2013
Researchers show that symbiotic bacteria can help hyenas communicate with one another.
Ed Yong | Jul 17, 2013
Plastic fragments are changing the ecology of the oceans by providing havens for bugs and bacteria.