The Atacama Desert in Northern Chile is the driest desert on Earth. The only life there is microbial, and researchers study it to get an idea of what we might find on Mars.
Copper, gold and silver can’t just be found anywhere buried under the soil. It takes very specific conditions to produce deposits of mineral ores that can be mined.
Oral wounds heal faster than wounds to the skin, and scientists are exploring why.
A strong understanding of microbial life on Earth will help us better search for it on other worlds.
Everyone contributes something unique to the world, at least when it comes to bacteria.
Scientists discover thriving ecosystem underneath Antarctica's ice sheet.
Balancing your gut bacteria may be the trick to staying slim.
Could the frigid waters of Jupiter's moon Europa host alien life?
How far back does the fossil record really go anyway? It might not be as far as you think.
A new study suggests it may not be the worst thing in the world to clean your baby's pacifier with your own saliva.