Wouldn't it be great if we could trade genes with other species?
Recently, scientists were able to revitalize a bacteria that's been dead for over 120,000 years! Are humans next?
Did you know that lichens are super sensitive to air pollution, and so they help indicate pollution problems to scientists?
Photosynthesis is the biochemical process in which energy from sunlight is converted by plants, algae, and some bacteria into sugars, which are used by the organism as food. That is, these organisms convert the energy of the sun into a different form of energy. However, there is a least one exception: a little bacterium deep under the Pacific Ocean which manages photosynthesis without sunlight. Learn more on this Moment of Science.
Our bodies are full of bacteria. Believe it or not, that's not necessarily a bad thing. Learn more on this Moment of Science.
Can bacteria get sick? Find out on this Moment of Science.
The best way to avoid anthrax is to stay away from livestock and slaughtered meat in countries where the disease is likely to occur.