Researchers have found some nasty microbes in turtles off the coast of Mexico
Cute and contagious beasts
Much faster than previous tests
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?
More than 50 of the most dangerous, disgusting, humiliating and just plain bad professions
See how scientists are learning from the most common form of life on Earth to fight cancer, produce ethanol and maybe even grow crops on the moon
These ten awe-inspiring science projects range from the world's largest undersea observatory to the "ultimate microscope" to a Jupiter orbiter on a suicide mission--but they're all massive, often in both size and scope
What could go wrong if we send all our food safety experts home while the government settles its dumb argument? Oh wait.
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
A single outbreak of norovirus—or any foodborne illness—can cost quite a lot.
Zoonotic diseases can go from us to them.
Why is it so hard to pinpoint ancient diseases?
The Black Plague, Third Pandemic and Spanish Flu wiped out hundreds of millions; they have nothing on today's worst diseases
Using microwave technology, one company says it can make bread last for two months, thus cutting down on food waste. Ah, first-world problems!
These seven bacterial and viral agents form a deadly bioterror lineup