Featured in yeast
Learn your sourdough starter’s funky secrets
Biologist Rob Dunn wants the scoop on every home baker’s recipe.
Leather doesn’t have to come from animals
We're making new textiles from yeast.
The secret to San Francisco’s famous sourdough: bug poop
Meet the wee, multilegged chefs behind the world's most sought-after loaves.
Oral yeast infection medications may be risky during pregnancy
And other treatments might be just as effective.
A microscopic fungus could mop up our Cold War-era nuclear waste
This hardcore yeast thrives amidst acid and radiation.
How to make a sourdough starter—and keep it alive
The perfect loaf starts with some bacterial friends.
What are the “natural flavors” in your food? Biotech is making the answer more complicated.
Scientists are turning to microbes to manufacture scents and flavors
Lichens Can Be Made Of Three Organisms, Not Just Two
Fungi and a photosynthetic partner also work with fungal yeast
A “Micro Winery” Makes Delicious Wine, Drop By Drop
A tiny but constant supply of the good stuff
How Yeast’s Long Journey Affects Chocolate
As humans migrated, they brought a fermenting hitchhiker