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Posts tagged microbes

September 11, 2019


Water Sensitive Microbes

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.

August 7, 2019


Microbes Help Form Copper Deposits

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.

March 22, 2019


The Healing Powers Of Saliva

Oral wounds heal faster than wounds to the skin, and scientists are exploring why.

May 10, 2018


Life Twelve Miles Underground

A strong understanding of microbial life on Earth will help us better search for it on other worlds.

March 9, 2016



Bacterial Clouds

Everyone contributes something unique to the world, at least when it comes to bacteria.

May 5, 2015



Hidden Antarctic Ecosystems

Scientists discover thriving ecosystem underneath Antarctica's ice sheet.

December 29, 2014



Evolution in Our Gut

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

June 25, 2014


Europa is covered with ice that's cracked by tidal forces.

The Ocean Of Europa

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

April 30, 2014


Stromatolites can be found in various parts of the world, including Canada's Ottawa River.

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



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.

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