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.
Americans have gut microbes that are 70 percent different than chimps', which isn't a good thing.
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 →
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.
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.
The plastic-dwellers appear to be biodegrading the millions of tonnes of debris floating on waters worldwide, according to oceanographers.
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 →
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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