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Roman Toilets Didn’t Help With Hygiene
What have the Romans ever done for us?
The Microbes In Your Home Could Save Your Life
We live in fear of the bacteria that inhabit our homes and buildings. But our health may depend on preserving theirs.
Scientists Are Studying Subway Germs To Keep Us Healthier
But first they need to swab for them...
Watch An Adorable Animated Exploration Of The Microbiome
So. Many. Bacteria.
This Robot Vomits So You Won’t Have To
Larry the humanoid vomiting simulator is not the most glamorous robot we've covered.
FYI: Is It Safe to Walk Barefoot in New York City?
The obvious concern is that city sidewalks are dirty. And that’s a valid concern, says Daniel Howell, a biologist at...
Dropping the Soap
Antibacterial soap kills 99.9 percent of germs. Should you worry about that other 0.1 percent?
Your Filthy Keyboard
Eat lunch at the desk? Your computer may be harboring more germs than a toilet
A Clean Commode
Are those paper toilet-seat covers really protecting you from anything?