China Is Growing Cotton on the Moon
China Is Growing Cotton on the Moon
Images from the country’s Chang’e-4 lunar lander show the first sprouting plants.
China Is Growing Cotton on the Moon
China Is Growing Cotton on the Moon

Images from the country’s Chang’e-4 lunar lander show the first sprouting plants.

Images from the country’s Chang’e-4 lunar lander show the first sprouting plants.

phage, microbiology
Newly Identified Virus Similar to Ebola, Marburg
Newly Identified Virus Similar to Ebola, Marburg
Kerry Grens | Jan 9, 2019
Menglà virus, detected in bats in China, infects cells through the same host receptor targeted by the deadly pathogens.
Competition and Cooperation of Cheese Rind Microbes Exposed
Competition and Cooperation of Cheese Rind Microbes Exposed
Ashley Yeager | Jan 1, 2019
Transposon mutagenesis give scientists a rare look at the most important interactions within microbial communities.
Researchers Track Sharks and Whales Using DNA in Seawater Samples
Researchers Track Sharks and Whales Using DNA in Seawater Samples
Jef Akst | Jan 1, 2019
In addition to detecting unseen organisms in the ocean, studies of environmental DNA can shed light on the genetic structure of marine populations.
Bats in Sierra Leone Carry Marburg Virus
Bats in Sierra Leone Carry Marburg Virus
Kerry Grens | Dec 31, 2018
It’s the first time the deadly pathogen has been found in West Africa.
Life Deep Underground Is Twice the Volume of the Oceans: Study
Life Deep Underground Is Twice the Volume of the Oceans: Study
Carolyn Wilke | Dec 11, 2018
Scientists estimate that subterranean organisms constitute a massive amount of carbon, 245 to 385 times greater than that contained in all humans.
Image of the Day: Gut Bomb
Image of the Day: Gut Bomb
Catherine Offord | Dec 10, 2018
Microbial species living in a fruit fly gut interact with one another—and influence the insect’s health and longevity in the process.
Image of the Day: Tiny Vandals
Image of the Day: Tiny Vandals
Shawna Williams | Dec 6, 2018
Researchers nab the microbial culprits eating away at a 17th century painting.
Image of the Day: Powered by Mushrooms
Image of the Day: Powered by Mushrooms
Carolyn Wilke | Dec 5, 2018
The fungi are made to generate electricity with the help of photosynthesizing bacteria looped together on a graphene circuit. 
Bacteria Harbor Geometric “Organelles”
Bacteria Harbor Geometric “Organelles”
Amber Dance | Dec 1, 2018
Microbes, traditionally thought to lack organelles, get a metabolic boost from geometric compartments that act as cauldrons for chemical reactions. Bioengineers are eager to harness the compartments for their own purposes.