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March 25, 2013

 

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

Bacteria Portrait Sessions

A team of chemists and microbiologists has put a new spin on a type of photography: a small‑scale spin, to be precise. They photograph bacteria!

February 25, 2013

 

person's profile with mouth open eating a cow

The FDA Is Restricting Antibiotic Use In Livestock

The trouble is, when antibiotics are used in small amounts over long periods of time, drug resistant super bugs can develop.

January 25, 2013

 

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The Science Of Acne

Most people endure acne at some point, and can't wait to be rid of the combination of whiteheads, blackheads, pimples, and pustules.

January 7, 2013

 

spider silk holding down a plant

What Is Spider Silk?

What's five times as strong as steel, twice as tough as Kevlar, and can be stretched over thirty percent in length without breaking?

December 20, 2012

 

A paper cut on fingertip

Paper Cuts, Why So Painful?

Why does a paper cut hurt so much more than a cut with a razor blade?

November 27, 2012

 

woman smiling while hugging a man in black and white

Bacteria Loves Your Mouth

Did you know that there could be more bacteria living in your mouth than there are people on earth?

October 25, 2012

 

lake vostok

Lake Vostok: The Latest Updates

Because of the tremendous pressure, over three times that of the normal atmosphere, the lake's water remains liquid at about twenty seven degrees.

October 11, 2012

 

yogurt containers stacked in a pyramid

The Mysterious Liquid In Yogurt

When you open a container of yogurt, you'll often see liquid collected on top. What is it, and where does it come from?

September 27, 2012

 

dna on a board

Trading DNA Happens In Nature

Wouldn't it be great if we could trade genes with other species?

August 27, 2012

 

jars of honey in the sun

Why Doesn’t Honey Spoil?

A jar of honey that's been opened and resealed can stay on the shelf for years. Archaeologists have even found ancient jars with unspoiled honey inside.

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