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
Among the latest species called out by an international committee of taxonomists are skeleton shrimp and snails you can see through.
Microbes found in the placenta are unexpectedly closely related to bacteria in the mouth, and could influence whether pregnant women give birth prematurely
In experiments on terrestrial methane-producing microorganisms, researchers have found that they can survive Mars-like temperature extremes. Continue reading →
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