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Posts tagged microbes

May 5, 2015


ice sheet in Antarctica

Hidden Antarctic Ecosystems

Scientists discover thriving ecosystem underneath Antarctica's ice sheet.

December 29, 2014


woman on scale

Evolution in Our Gut

Balancing your gut bacteria may be the trick to staying slim.

June 25, 2014


A satellite view of Europa's icy surface

The Ocean Of Europa

Could the frigid waters of Jupiter's moon Europa host alien life?

April 30, 2014


Grey-colored, circular stromatolites

Searching For Earth’s Oldest Life

How far back does the fossil record really go anyway? It might not be as far as you think.

December 27, 2013


A pacifier sits on a wooden surface

How To Clean A Pacifier

A new study suggests it may not be the worst thing in the world to clean your baby's pacifier with your own saliva.

October 17, 2011


close up of a cow

Curbing Methane Emissions With Microbes

Cows, goats, and sheep require symbiotic microbes to help digest the plant biomass that they eat, and some of these microbes make methane.

January 20, 2010


A power plant in the distance.

Alternative Energy? Bugs And Biofuel

Scientists may soon find another replacement for gas made from oil. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

December 21, 2009



Pasteurized Milk

Why must we pasteurize milk? What are the benefits of pasteurization?

September 25, 2009


A huanted cemetary in Connecticut.

Bringing The Dead Back To Life?

Recently, scientists were able to revitalize a bacteria that's been dead for over 120,000 years! Are humans next?

July 20, 2009


Three sugar cubes

Preserving Food: Death By Sugar

Some methods of preserving food are easy to understand, but did you know that sugar helps to preserve food by causing microbes to literally die of thirst?

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