Microbes

  1. Microbes

    Microbes signal deceased’s time of death

    In a study using mice, germs accompany the body’s decay in a consistent time sequence.

    By
  2. horsetail spore
    Microbes

    Horsetail spores don’t need legs to jump

    Forget legs. A plant uses curly, humidity-controlled ribbons to make epic leaps.

    By
  3. Microbes

    Let the bedbugs bite

    Harold Harlan has been feeding bedbugs, intentionally, on his own blood since 1973. He keeps pint or quart jars in his home containing at least 4,000 bugs.

    By
  4. Animals

    Malaria mosquito dosed with disease-fighting bacteria

    After thousands of tries, lab gets parasite-carrying insect to catch Wolbachia.

    By
  5. Microbes

    Some like it acidic

    In a higher-carbon world of altered oceans, a shelled plankton species may flourish.

    By
  6. Oceans

    Life found deep below Antarctic ice

    Lake buried under 800 meters of ice hosts cells, researchers find.

    By
  7. Microbes

    Protecting the planet

    Catharine “Cassie” Conley has the coolest job title at NASA: She’s the agency’s planetary protection officer. (The best title used to be “director of the universe,” but a reconfiguration a few years back eliminated that job description, she says.)

    By
  8. Microbes

    Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic

    By
  9. Chemistry

    Heat Beaters

    By
  10. Microbes

    Killing with the flip of a switch

    A single genetic transformation turns mild-mannered bacteria into assassins.

    By
  11. Microbes

    Germs you carry around

    By
  12. Microbes

    Whether for brains or bacteria, intelligence is all about food

    By