Featured by Erin Fennessy
Inflatable tentacles and silk hats: See how caterpillars trick predators to survive
Baby moths and butterflies pull off some wild adaptations to dodge detection. Sam Jaffe's photos give us a closer look.
The secret to vinegar’s tangy flavor lies in bacteria
Microbial powerhouses are responsible for the most common of household substances.
E. coli isn’t always bad—it’s actually an unlikely research hero
A whole universe of non-pathogenic strains built the foundations of modern science.
Grime-loving bacteria could save priceless art
We think of bacteria as dirty, but sometimes they can actually clean up after us humans.
You have no idea how much you need these bacteria
Without nitrogen-fixing bacteria, we'd be screwed.
People who had COVID should still get vaccinated, according to the CDC
Here’s what you need to know in COVID news this week.
See galactic triplets play tug-of-war in Hubble’s latest snapshot
Back in action, Hubble delivers another stunning glimpse into the cosmos.
Why you should recommit to hand-washing to help prevent COVID
With cases on the rise once again, revisiting hand washing and other practices is a necessity.
Despite surging Delta variant, a national vaccine mandate is unlikely
Here’s what you need to know about the pandemic this week.
Inside the surprisingly complex engineering process that creates an Olympic torch
A torch like the one in the Tokyo games is so much more than just a simple vessel for flame. This is how they spark into being.