Ancient Microbes Survive Beneath Icy Surface of Antarctic Lake

December 3, 2012, 4:00 pm

A viable community of bacteria has been found eking out a living in a dark, salty, and subfreezing environment beneath nearly 20 meters of ice in one of Antarctica’s most [...]

Widespread Bacteria Found in US Pork

November 28, 2012, 8:59 pm

A new analysis has found that U.S. pork chop and ground pork contain significant levels of harmful bacteria that cause food poisoning, as well as low levels of growth hormone.

Bacterial Alchemy Generates 24-Karat Gold

October 6, 2012, 6:46 pm

A scientist and an artist have teamed up with a metal-tolerant bacterium called Cupriavidus metallidurans to produce gold nuggets in a glass bioreactor.

Bacteria Show Complex Social Interactions

September 7, 2012, 4:00 am

New research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) reveals that some unlikely subject—bacteria—can have social structures similar to plants and animals.

Extreme Methane Microbes Inhabit Undersea Volcanoes

August 9, 2012, 10:55 am

The first detailed data is reported on methane-exhaling microbes that live deep in the cracks of hot undersea volcanoes.

Antibacterial Coating Could Replace Antibiotics

May 21, 2012, 10:07 pm

Superbugs may become a thing of the past thanks to an antimicrobial solution designed to attract and kill bacteria.

Antibiotic Resistance ‘Hard-Wired’ Into Bacteria in Isolated Cave

April 11, 2012, 4:59 pm

New clues to the origins of antibiotic resistance have been found deep underground inside Lechugilla Cave in New Mexico by North American researchers.

Bacteria Use ‘Chemical Twitter’ and ‘Prisoner’s Dilemma’ to Make Decisions

March 27, 2012, 4:29 pm

Research finds that bacteria may communicate with one another and make decisions based on game theory.

Topography Played Key Role in Bacterial Consumption of Deepwater Horizon Spill

January 22, 2012, 12:39 am

Scientists document how geology, biology worked together after the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Bacteria on Skin Affects Attractiveness to Mosquitoes

January 7, 2012, 1:54 am

Research finds that people with a wide range of microbes on their skin are less likely to attract mosquitoes.

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