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April 16, 2014

 

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Scientists Create Coffee-Chomping Bacteria

Though you may think you love caffeine, you're no match for this custom-built E. coli strain.

March 4, 2014

 

An operating room full of high-tech equipment

Why Operating Rooms Are So Cold

Ever wonder why operating rooms are so cold? Find out on today's A Moment Of Science.

December 24, 2013

 

X-ray image of full set of adult teeth

Fluoride, A Bacterial Slip’N Slide

Researchers have found evidence for a new theory of how fluoride keeps our teeth healthy.

December 12, 2013

 

Honey spooned out of a jar.

Babies ’n Honey

Ever heard germs can't grow in honey? While true, honey may still contain bacteria spores that can be lethal to infants.

November 25, 2013

 

Glass mason jars are displayed next to garden vegetables in preparations for canning season.

Food Preservation

Canning is the best way to keep your favorite foods bacteria-free.

November 14, 2013

 

Suburban house and lawn are foregrounded by a patch of dandelions.

Why Crabgrass Always Wins at Monopoly

Crabgrass, the killer weed, inflicts chemical warfare on lawns and farms.

August 14, 2013

 

newborn baby sleeping in black and white photo

Is It Healthy To Be Born With Bacteria?

Did you know we might be born with our own gut bacteria?

July 15, 2013

 

tube worm

All About Tube Worms

Tube worms eat vile things such as sulfur without complaining, and still manage to survive with flare.

April 9, 2013

 

Robber fly on leaf

How Insects Fight Bacteria And Parasites

Imagine that you're an insect, and that you've fallen ill because some bacteria or parasites have invaded your body. What do you do?

April 2, 2013

 

blue ice stacked up

How Do Iceboxes Work?

To preserve the ice as long as possible, people made sure to cool hot foods before putting them in the icebox.

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