Microbes

  1. Animals

    Malaria mosquito dosed with disease-fighting bacteria

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

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  2. Microbes

    Some like it acidic

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

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  3. Oceans

    Life found deep below Antarctic ice

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

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  4. 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.)

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  5. Microbes

    Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic

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  6. Chemistry

    Heat Beaters

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  7. Microbes

    Killing with the flip of a switch

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

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  8. Microbes

    Germs you carry around

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  9. Microbes

    Whether for brains or bacteria, intelligence is all about food

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  10. Health & Medicine

    Inside Job

    Teams of microbes pull strings in the human body.

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  11. Microbes

    Gulf floor fouled by bacterial oil feast

    Observations may explain the widespread mortality of sediment-dwelling animals.

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  12. Chemistry

    Earth’s ‘boring billion’ years blamed on sulfur-loving microbes

    A new study suggests these organisms could have kept oxygen levels low and waters toxic, stalling the evolution of complex life.

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