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Insect-Domesticated Bacteria Found After Man Impales Hand

November 15, 2012, 5:00 pm

A new bacterium with a symbiotic relationship in some insects has been identified after infecting a man from Indiana.

Marine Bacteria Act as Living Electric Cables

October 25, 2012, 6:45 pm

Tiny bacteria living on the ocean floor produce electric currents that help them break down matter to generate energy.

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.

Marine Plant Can Swim Away From Predators

October 1, 2012, 9:29 pm

A species of phytoplankton avoids predators, especially when the predators are actively grazing.

Precision Motion Tracking: Thousands of Cells at a Time

September 18, 2012, 10:05 pm

Researchers have developed a new way to observe and track large numbers of rapidly moving objects under a microscope, capturing precise motion paths in three dimensions.

Red Rain in India May Have Alien Origin

August 6, 2012, 4:00 pm

A rare shower of red rain fell for about 15 minutes in the city of Kannur, Kerala, early on June 28. Local residents were perturbed, but this is not the first time the state [...]

Man’s Best Friend Helps Kids Breathe Easier?

June 19, 2012, 5:12 pm

Microbes within dog-associated house dust may have an effect on preventing asthma, new research finds.

Translating Slimy Moldy Intelligence Into Gaming Design

June 14, 2012, 9:56 pm

The humble slime mold Physarum polycephalum is being used to advance computer game animations.

Is Life on Mars Hiding in Asteroid Craters?

April 16, 2012, 5:15 pm

The distribution of microbes deep below the Chesapeake Bay crater has led scientists to speculate that similar environments on the Red Planet may yield information about its [...]

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.


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