Our editors scrounged up some truly bizarre facts.
Fascinating fecal science.
Science of the Union.
FDA wants to make this official and recently asked to know more
Solving the mysteries of the universe
Or at least keep your teeth cavity-free. A growing chorus of medical researchers say our bacteria-killing zealotry is misguided. Instead of fighting bugs, they argue, we should train them to do our bidding and then set them loose in our bodies. The trouble is keeping them there
How to heal an infection that defies antibiotics? Another infection. Doctors in Eastern Europe have used lab-grown viruses to safely cure millions of wounds. So why can't we do the same here?
The next big breakthrough in synthetic biology just might come from an amateur scientist
Microbes that eat and breathe electricity have forced scientists to reimagine how life works—on this planet and others
If only I could make my neighbors feed me so easily
A war between bacteria and bacteriophages is being fought at the genetic level
Researchers have uncovered a new way Mycobacterium tuberculosis may gain antibiotic resistance
Researchers may use a fitness test to determine the likelihood for resistance
Researchers have found how Staphylococcus aureus may spread in the body
Researchers have learned another way Staphylococcus aureus evades the immune system
Nothing holds down world population quite like jumping genes.
So everyone chill out. It does raise interesting questions for alien life-hunters, however
Last year's finding that "alien" Californian bacteria thrive on arsenic instead of phosphorus contradicted in new papers
A new invention may allow us to follow microbial life one cell at a time
A bacterium inside the coffee berry borer could provide clues as to how to fight it
Researchers have found a known pathogen may help prevent pneumonia