Microbes

  1. Climate

    The high life

    The sky is full of microscopic life, some of which might even trigger rain or snow.

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  2. Microbes

    A slime with memory

    Even without a brain, this slime mold knows where it’s been.

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  3. Microbes

    Bacteria learn new trick

    Scientists show evolution in action in decades-long E. coli study.

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  4. Microbes

    Living long beneath the sea

    Microbes in the mud beneath the seafloor may live millions of years, redefining what it means to be old and alive.

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  5. Microbes

    Surprising rabies resistance

    Amazon villagers survive deadly disease carried by vampire bats.

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  6. Microbes

    Stony bacteria

    Lake-dwelling bacterium has hard lumps inside it.

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  7. Microbes

    Killing a bacterial killer

    A common, cheap element offers hope against deadly bacterial infections.

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  8. Microbes

    Glowing, gutsy hitchhikers

    Bacteria glow to get across the ocean inside animals’ guts.

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  9. Microbes

    Surprisingly hardy flu germs

    Flu-causing viruses may live for days or even months outside the body.

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  10. Animals

    Glow kitties

    Cats light up when an experiment is successful.

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  11. Animals

    An enemy in the cave

    Bats under attack from a fungus send scientists searching for clues to solve a deadly mystery.

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  12. Microbes

    Life in the bacterial underground

    Tiny life forms in rock may coax minerals to release hydrogen for food.

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