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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

Picture shows what looks like a model bridge made of compressed sand grains, sitting on a lab table, next to beakers full of green liquid.

Combine sand, gelatin and bacteria, let them rest, and watch one brick turn into eight.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Bacteria help drive Earth's chemical cycles and climate. Viruses drive the bacteria.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Image shows numerous termites gathered around a hole.

Underground species eats or buries its dead, depending on likelihood of catching disease.

Joshua Learn, Contributor

New research adds to the worry that soil microbes will make climate change worse.

Gabriel Popkin, Contributor

Scientists show that bacteria have unexpected effects in spider sex.

Rodrigo Pérez Ortega, Contributor

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