Why fish poo could be vital for coral survival
Scientists have found that feces from certain fish species might act as a probiotic for coral reefs.
Man loses leg to flesh-eating disease caused by very rare fungus infection
The man said he told doctors at the hospital that he had injured his leg on a caravan door.
Science student shares top 5 places germs grow the fastest in viral videos
"I can genuinely say that the subway seat was the most shocking discovery," CM, who runs @the_lab_life1, told Newsweek.
A "rainbow pool" has appeared in Virginia's Great Dismal Swamp
This unusual and beautiful natural phenomenon seen in the swamp—which stretches across Virginia and North Carolina—occurs only rarely under specific conditions.
Giant mystery "alien" growth blocking toilet baffles experts
"I replaced a toilet because it wasn't flushing properly. Now I know why," said the plumber who got called about the problem.
Texas startup is creating clean hydrogen from microbes in old oil wells
Charles Nelson, chief business officer at Cemvita, told Newsweek "the ground is our equipment, so we don't have to build anything new to be able to do this."
Oklahoma Swimmers Get Covered in Rash After Dip at Lake Eufaula
Lake swimmers have reported rashes, also known as swimmer's itch, which is caused by the larvae of microscopic parasites in the water.
Microplastics Heath Risk Discovered in Hitchhiking Vomiting Viruses
Viruses that cause sickness in humans can attach to microplastics, remaining infectious for much longer than they would otherwise.
Oxygen May Be Produced Without Sunlight as Deep as Dark Parts of Ocean
Sunlight is linked to the production of oxygen. Scientists in Denmark suggest that some organisms can also produce oxygen where sunlight doesn't exist.
Sign of Alien Life May Have Been Found in the Clouds of Venus
Researchers who have observed the planet using the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope (JCMT) in Hawaii, believe there is evidence to suggest alien life may exist on Venus.
The Bugs on Your Eyeballs Could Be Used to Treat Diseases
Did you know that your eyes host a unique menagerie of microbes?
Scientists Have Proposed a New Ancestor for All Animal Life
It has long been thought that the first animals evolved from single-celled organisms resembling microbes called choanoflagellates that are found in water today.
First Map Created of Global Underground Network Connecting Trees and Fungi
This subterranean "wood wide web" underpins much of life on Earth and could play a crucial role in limiting climate change.
Mars Brine Could Hold Enough Oxygen for Small Animals
"Our work is calling for a complete revision for how we think about the potential for life on Mars."
'Microbial Dark Matter' Dominates Earth's Environments
Estimating the quantity of microbes on the planet is an extremely difficult task.
Ancient Mars Had Prime Conditions for Subsurface Life
A new study suggests that the Red Planet could have supported subsurface microbes.
Your Child's Mouth Could Reveal Their Obesity Risk
A study has shown children more prone to becoming obese had different populations of microbes in their mouths.
Five Everyday Items Dirtier than a Toilet Seat
A new study has found that rubber ducks are teeming with potentially harmful bacteria and fungi. But it's not the only household item with a dirty secret.
Are Alien Microbes Pumping Out Methane on Enceladus?
Enceladus is a "hot spot" in the search for extraterrestrial life.
Life on Europa? Weird Earth Microbes Could Thrive There
"This is the first time an ecosystem has been found to survive directly on the basis of nuclear energy."
Bacteria That Eat Human Waste Are Food for Astronauts
Results from taste tests were not immediately available.
Clashing Chemicals Might Identify Distant Alien Life
(Methane + carbon dioxide) - carbon monoxide = aliens?
Buckingham Palace Is Made of Tiny Jurassic-Era Fossils
The palace is constructed from oolitic limestone, a material that contains 200-million-year-old microbes.
Oldest Fossil Raises Hope of Finding Life Elsewhere
This stunning discovery pushes the limits of our understanding about how and when life started.
Microbes That Live on Air Offer a Model of Alien Life
The discovery opens up the tantalizing possibility that on other planets, life forms that need only atmospheric gas to survive exist, too.
Space Station Has The Same Microbes as Any Human Home
Humans living in space also, inevitably, means bacteria living in space.
Hotter Soil Could Speed Up Climate Change
"We could be eventually getting ourselves into a situation that we can't control."
Rx Won't Address Antibiotic Resistance
We need to flat-out socialize the development of new antibiotics, and increasingly regulate the use of existing ones.
Altered Gut Microbiome Linked to Obesity
A new study supports the claim that the bugs in your gut may determine the girth of your belly.
Viral and Bacterial Links to the Brain's Decline
Research offers hints that infection could alter brain chemistry and function, but research funding is hard to achieve.