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Microbes

Show Your State Pride With... Bacteria?

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 04.03.2014 | Weird News

State legislators like to claim official symbols for nearly everything. There are state birds, state dinosaurs, even a state question (New Mexico's ...

Fermenting Chocolate

Heritage Radio Network | Posted 04.09.2014 | Food
Heritage Radio Network

When you are enjoying your dessert this Valentine's Day, think about the fascinating microbes that made it all possible.

Jacqueline Howard

WATCH: Here's Why You're Not Who You Think You Are

HuffingtonPost.com | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 02.18.2014 | Science

Did you know that you're not just one living thing? No, you're actually an entire ecosystem of teeny tiny, creepy crawly, living microbes. They're all...

Goats, Gills and Guts: Animals in the News

Bill Chameides | Posted 02.08.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

Our furry and scaly fellow subjects of the animal kingdom never cease to surprise and amaze. Consider these three fascinating stories ripped from recent headlines.

Meet Your Microbial Ancestors

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 11.14.2013 | Science

WASHINGTON (AP) — What may be the oldest complete fossil on Earth paints a smelly but colorful picture of our microbial ancestors from nearly 3.5 bi...

Microbes: Nature's Greatest Gift

Bill Chameides | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

Killing bugs has become a modern-day pastime. Just scan the products on offer at your local supermarket. There's anti-bacterial this and antiseptic that. Is our antimicrobial obsession making us sick?

'Microbial Clock' Can Determine Time Of Death: Study

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 09.25.2013 | Science

Forensic scientists looking for the exact time of death of a human corpse may have just gotten a new, powerful tool: the human body's own "microbial c...

The Latest on Microbes: New Insights Into the Life Lived on the Wee Small

Bill Chameides | Posted 11.12.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

Microbes, they get a bad rap. But not all microbes are bad news. A couple new papers shed light on the latest good news on the microbial front.

Drillers Make Surprising Discovery In Icy Muck

LiveScience | Megan Gannon | Posted 09.11.2013 | Science

Researchers have found signs of life in mud pulled from the bottom of an ice-covered lake in Antarctica. Studying microbes in such extreme and closed-...

The Obesity Plague and Antibiotics

Bill Chameides | Posted 11.05.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

Can the growing obesity epidemic be linked to over-prescribed antibiotics? The Epidemic You don't have to look far to get a sense that many Americans ...

DNA Technique Offers New Vista On Invisible Life

| Elizabeth Pennisi | Posted 07.15.2013 | Science

Microbes are everywhere—even inside us. But because so many of these bugs won't grow in the lab, scientists have had a tough time figuring out just...

Ancient Icy Lake Teeming With Complex Life?

LiveScience | Becky Oskin | Posted 07.09.2013 | Science

Microbes that live inside fish intestines are among the array of life that appear to have been found in ice drilled from above Lake Vostok, the deepe...

Tiny 'Forks' May Bring Huge Advance In Hospital Care

| Tim Wogan | Posted 07.01.2013 | Science

A patient admitted to a hospital with a serious bacterial infection may have only a few hours to live. Figuring out which antibiotic to administer, ...

How Diet Can Bug Your Gut

Dr. Franck Carbonero | Posted 08.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Franck Carbonero

The purpose of the study was to evaluate the potential relation between diet, microbiome and colorectal cancer risk. To explore this disparity, we switched the diet in healthy subjects from a traditional high fat, high meat, low fiber Western diet to a high fiber Zulu African diet, and vice versa.

Germier Than You Ever Imagined

Posted 05.23.2013 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 05/22/2013 05:28 PM EDT on LiveScience Your loyal pooch may be bringing a whole world o...

YUCK: Early Earth Had Surprising Stench

Posted 04.30.2013 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 04/29/2013 03:13 PM EDT on LiveScience Kids like to taunt each other with the cry, "Las...

WATCH: Tiny Tentacled 'Monsters' Found In Animal's Guts

Posted 04.06.2013 | Science

By: Megan Gannon, News Editor Published: 04/04/2013 02:48 PM EDT on LiveScience Scientists have discovered two new species of strange-looking micr...

Ancient Life Form 'Breathes' Rocket Fuel Ingredient, Study Shows

Posted 04.05.2013 | Science

By: Jesse Emspak, LiveScience Contributor Published: 04/04/2013 02:11 PM EDT on LiveScience An ancient form of life can use an ingredient in rocke...

Tiny Caffeine Fiends Could Have Big Application

The Huffington Post | Melissa Cronin | Posted 03.29.2013 | Science

It looks like humans aren't the only ones who need a daily caffeine fix. A team of microbiologists at the University of Texas, Austin, has genetic...

'OMG Microscope' Captures Cells In Stunning Color

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 03.28.2013 | Science

Around 12.7 million people are diagnosed with cancer each year--but how many of us have actually seen a cancer cell up close? New technology develo...

Weird Microbe Has HOW MANY Sexes?

| Posted 03.27.2013 | Science

By Beth Skwarecki If you thought the battle of the genders was complicated, try having seven sexes. When Tetrahymena, a single-celled creature co...

Weird Iron-Breathing Bacteria Spotlighted In New Study

| Posted 03.26.2013 | Science

By Sid Perkins Using stripped-down versions of living cells, researchers have confirmed which proteins allow certain bacteria to breathe iron and ...

WOW: Strange Sunless Realm Teems With Life

Reuters | Environment Correspondent Alister Doyle | Posted 05.19.2013 | Science

By Environment Correspondent Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) - Microbes are thriving in surprising numbers at the deepest spot in the ocea...

Microbes Likely Roam Deep Within Ocean's Crust

Posted 03.15.2013 | Science

By: Becky Oskin, OurAmazingPlanet Staff Writer Published: 03/14/2013 02:02 PM EDT on LiveScience An entire ecosystem living without light or oxyge...

What Germs On Earth Suggest About Life On Mars

Posted 02.26.2013 | Science

By: Rod Pyle, SPACE.com Contributor Published: 02/25/2013 04:24 PM EST on SPACE.com LOS ANGELES — While Mars was likely a more hospitable plac...