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October 10, 2016

 

The International Space  Station over Earth.

Bacteria Astronauts

Bacteria from locker rooms, cell phones, and shoes was sent into space.

August 1, 2016

 

Electron microscope image of the bacteria (bordetella pertussis) responsible for pertussis (whooping cough).

Bacterial Hooks

Scientists have found that some urinary tract bacteria use a hair‑like fiber to avoid being flushed out.

July 11, 2016

 

Electron microscope image of the bacteria (bordetella pertussis) responsible for pertussis (whooping cough).

Recounting Our Bacteria: Fewer than We Thought

Some sources have claimed that 90% of our cells are non‑human. But is that truly accurate? Cal Tech believes that estimate might be way off.

May 26, 2016

 

man holds stomach, gesturing that he's full

My Bacteria are Full

Gut bacteria not only help digest food, they also signal to our brain that we've eaten enough.

April 28, 2016

 

ear infection

A Pain in the Ear

Kids are more susceptible to earaches because their middle ear—not fully developed—are more likely to clog up with fluid.

April 6, 2016

 

pond slime

Brains and Slime

Brain cells and slime bacteria draw from the same molecular bag of tricks.

March 9, 2016

 

pattern of dotted rings

Bacterial Clouds

Everyone contributes something unique to the world, at least when it comes to bacteria.

January 21, 2016

 

partial shot of head floating in water

Why Do Corpses Float?

Bacteria release gasses that build up inside the body, causing it to float.

January 15, 2016

 

newborn after delivery

Babies and Bacteria

Babies delivered by C-section are not exposed to as much bacteria as those delivered vaginally, and therefore have a weaker microbiome.

December 14, 2015

 

toilet paper

To Flush or Not to Flush?

Sewage treatment plants and landfills both release a lot of greenhouse gases in the process of decomposing waste.

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