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January 21, 2016

 

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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.

October 15, 2015

 

contact lens

Contact Lenses and Eye Infections

Wearing contact lens dramatically alters the microbiome of the eyeball.

October 13, 2015

 

brass bowl

Medieval Brew Kills MRSA

Medieval brew proves effective at killing antibiotic-resistant strain of bacteria.

April 29, 2015

 

conceptual art in yogurt-y cream colors

Word of the Day: Yogurt

Yogurt is made up of living bacteria that help regulate your digestive tract.

April 27, 2015

 

E. Coli on augur plate

Fuel-making Bacteria

Bacteria may soon be leading the charge of high-energy biofuel.

April 14, 2015

 

bacteriophage on the attack

Can Bacteria Get Sick?

Bacteriophages turn the table on bacteria and the hunter becomes the hunted.

April 8, 2015

 

acne-riddled skin covered up with makeup

Acne-Fighting Bacteria

Get tough on acne and fight bacteria with bacteria.

February 27, 2015

 

sunset in the Arctic

Arctic Sunlight Can Speed Up the Greenhouse Effect

Global warming has created a feedback loop, wherein Arctic sunlight converts thawing ice into more CO2.

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