Microbes

Bacteria found around a Brazilian mine could improve copper harvesting.
Joshua Learn, Contributor
Global study reveals microbial diversity of sourdough starters.
Rodrigo Pérez Ortega, Contributor
Researchers and Aboriginal people are working to protect 3.5-billion-year-old stromatolite fossils in western Australia.
Nala Rogers, Staff Writer
Artificial "protocells" suggest the complex biochemical mechanisms used by living cells could have originated in simple bubbles.
Tom Metcalfe, Contributor
A new model suggests that many more mammal species than was previously known could host the creation of novel coronaviruses.
Meredith Fore, Contributor
Bacterial allies may help insects win the evolutionary arms race against disease-causing microorganisms.
Nala Rogers, Staff Writer
Bacteria engineered to glow green are helping to show how damage from aging is passed down through generations.
Nala Rogers, Staff Writer
Bacteria and yeast can survive under hydrogen in the lab, which may mean more planets could support extraterrestrial life.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
The worms absorb and digest symbiotic bacteria through their skin.
Nala Rogers, Staff Writer
Rings of DNA inside bacteria use CRISPR process to attack each other.
Brian Owens, Contributor
Machine learning turbocharges the process of identifying molecules to test for bacteria-attacking properties.
Brian Owens, Contributor
Combine sand, gelatin and bacteria, let them rest, and watch one brick turn into eight.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor