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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.
Doubts Surface About Antarctic Life
Chris Palmer | Jul 11, 2013
Researchers contend that contamination is behind recent suggestions that Antarctica’s largest subglacial lake harbors complex life such as crustaceans and fish.
Antarctic Lake Teems With Life
Chris Palmer | Jul 9, 2013
DNA and RNA sequences from Lake Vostok below the Antarctic glacier reveal thousands of bacteria species, including some commonly found in fish digestive systems.
Sarkis Mazmanian: Microbe Machinist
Jef Akst | Apr 1, 2013
Professor, Division of Biology, California Institute of Technology. Age: 40