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“Microbes”

Nov 11, 2014 11:52 AM ET
While poking around peoples' throats studying microbes, scientists stumbled upon a microorganism present in half their subjects -- one previously seen only in green algae in freshwater lakes and one with the unfortunate effect of making you dumb.
Nov 4, 2014 06:00 AM ET // Lori Cuthbert
Americans have gut microbes that are 70 percent different than chimps', which isn't a good thing.
Oct 6, 2014 02:13 PM ET // Patrick J. Kiger
Central Park, located in the midst of the nation's densely populated urban area, turns out to be a pretty amazing hotspot for biodiversity as well, on a microscopic level. Continue reading →
Jun 27, 2014 04:00 PM ET // Patrick J. Kiger
We can't see them in the water, but tiny organisms -- many of which are invisible to the unaided human eye -- make up 98 percent of the oceans' biomass and cause most of the biological activity there.
Jun 26, 2014 04:40 AM ET
Texting, calling, gaming -- your smartphone does it all. Unfortunately, it's also a place where bacteria go to thrive, making the device your own personal microbiome.
Jun 19, 2014 11:15 AM ET // AFP
The plastic-dwellers appear to be biodegrading the millions of tonnes of debris floating on waters worldwide, according to oceanographers.
May 29, 2014 03:14 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
In our continuing fascination for Mars and its past habitable potential, scientists are now focusing on a possible red planet oasis where liquid water may have been stored underground and heated by a volcano. Continue reading →
May 28, 2014 09:00 AM ET // Tia Ghose, LiveScience
What were thought to be some of the oldest traces of life on Earth may not have been caused by life at all, new research suggests
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