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You're surrounded by a cloud of bacteria right now

A new University of Oregon study says everyone has a cloud made of bacteria particles that's as unique to each person as a fingerprint. We're all snowflakes. Snowflakes riddled with bacteria.

By September 23, 2015


DARPA wants to engineer fake bacteria to patrol the human gut

By building synthetic bacteria that can be taken in pill form, DARPA-funded researchers seek to keep our digestive systems in fighting form.

By June 16, 2015


Scientists seek surfer butts to study super-bacteria

A new project out of the UK called (wait for it) "Beach Bums" is looking to collect rectal swabs from surfers to research antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Cowabunga!

By June 11, 2015


How do elephants keep cancer at bay?

The majestic elephant is unusually resistant to cancer, a phenomenon that has puzzled scientists for decades. The answer may lie in its genes.

By October 8, 2015


'Beer dress' turns bacteria and brew into couture (Tomorrow Daily 153)

Combining beer with bacteria and the fermentation process creates the fibers that made this dress possible. You usually don't use the words "beer" and "fashion" in the same sentence, but this time, we'll make an exception.

By March 31, 2015


Dress made from beer and bacteria isn't an April Fools joke (Tomorrow Daily 153)

On today's show, Khail and Ashley explain why you probably don't have to worry about Facebook's new drone project, check out some early April Fools' Day gags from Google and Samsung, and take a look at a dress made from beer and bacteria. #TDFooled

By March 31, 2015


Why Curiosity Rover can't touch that Mars water

An analysis of the water on Mars may have to wait until NASA's human Mars mission in the 2030s.

By October 1, 2015


Chemists turn anthrax bacteria into cancer-fighting zombies

An MIT research team takes one of our biggest biological enemies and recruits it as an expert drug delivery bug in the fight against cancer.

By September 25, 2014


DARPA seeks to treat bodies with light, electricity, sound and magnets

As part of its ElectRx program, which seeks to heal by treating the body like the electrical system it is, the government agency has awarded grants to seven agencies.

By October 9, 2015


Crave Ep. 174: Portraits made from cancer cells, bacteria

Microscopic artwork shows off the beauty of bacteria and living cells using media such as cancer ​for​ artistic expression. And it'​s kind of​ gross,​ too.

By September 12, 2014