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This geologist is Earth’s planetary protection officer
Guardian of the galaxy.
Scientists think they’ve found 1,952 new species living in our poop
There's a lot we don't know about the microbiome.
Here’s why gym clothes smell so rank—and how to freshen them up
The science of stink.
Good news: space bacteria (probably) aren’t evolving to destroy us
Microbes on ISS are changing their genes, but don’t worry.
Every work of art has its own microbiome. Most could use a probiotic.
Italian scientists analyzed the microbial colonization on a historic easel painting.
The International Space Station is crawling with bacteria and some may be harmful
Don't worry, no one has gotten sick yet.
Journey to the fantastical microbe realm hidden right on your face
Your body means the world to the microbes that live on it.
Your skin is crawling with bacteria, and some of them might help fight cancer
Common microbes seem to help treat cancer—at least in mice.
Cuddling up may keep red-bellied lemurs healthy
Hugging spreads microbes, and microbes are (usually) good for you.
Scientists are trying to figure out how to keep bacteria from running rampant on space missions
Researchers monitored microbes on a mock flight to Mars.