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You have no idea how much you need these bacteria
Without nitrogen-fixing bacteria, we'd be screwed.
Oil-eating bacteria can survive in frigid Canadian waters
Canada's oil industry is heating up—making risky spills more likely.
Use these commonsense rules to avoid food poisoning
Mold is the least of your worries.
Raw dog food can harbor antibiotic-resistant bacteria
At least in Europe, raw dog food often contains bacteria resistant to multiple antibiotics.
You might be overusing hand sanitizer
Alcohol doesn’t discriminate good microbes from bad ones.
‘Fugitive dust’ seems to have caused last summer’s salmonella outbreak from peaches
Nearby chickens and cows contributed to the contamination of peaches that led to a large outbreak of salmonella.
Cities have unique microbiomes which could be key to keeping us healthy
Researchers swabbed city buses and subways and found DNA from viruses and bacteria that had never been classified before.
Compost can help protect us from food poisoning
Organic fertilizer performed better than its industrial counterparts in fighting harmful pathogens.
The future of probiotics and gut microbiomes is bright
We might one day fix our whole bodies by balancing the organisms inside.
Some of Earth’s tiniest living things could survive on Mars
Bacteria and fungi were hurled into Earth’s middle stratosphere, which resembles many of Mars’ harsh conditions.