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Meet the hard-working microbes that make your favorite cheeses
We have tiny living things to thank for all that flavor.
Mud volcanoes on Mars hint at ancient water reservoirs
What we thought was lava might be mud instead.
This photo confirms that your tongue is basically a microbe party
Microbes live in communities together with their buds, the new image shows.
Fight viruses in your home without making bacteria stronger
Using certain drugs inappropriately could actually worsen future infections by bacteria that become resistant.
Why COVID-19 can’t beat a good hand-washing
And pretty much any other contagious disease.
Meteorite-eating microbes could help us look for alien life
The peculiar bugs could illuminate what signs to look for on Mars and beyond.
Scientists are investigating the secrets of smelly cat butts
Anal sacs can tell you a lot about an animal.
‘Prob-eye-otics’ could be the future of eye disease treatment
Ophthalmologists are feeling inspired by the eyeball microbiome.
The ‘life support system of the biosphere’ is in peril
It's time to pay more attention to microbes.