We're trained to think microbes are bad. But researchers are gathering this week to discuss uses of massive ecosystems of the micro-organisms, many of which are beneficial.
An extremely rare microbe pops up in two different spacecraft clean rooms, one in Florida and one in South America.
A meteorite from Mars that landed on Earth in 2011 contains a carbon compound that is biological in origin.
When we kiss, we're not only sharing a passionate embrace with our lover, but also around several million bacteria. Here's why that might not be such a bad thing.
The CraveCast is a geek gabfest where Crave writers chat about their stories and answer reader questions. After this month's BYOB tacos-and-zombies hangout, we've got some questions on our minds.
Stay Alight! has a gloriously grimy theme as you fire projectiles to clean out all the monster microbes.
Space-alien theorists have gotten a thrill from a bone-like object found on Mars, but NASA has a more plausible explanation.
A new study says the bugs growing in our digestive tract might steer us to choose the foods that are best for them, even if they're not best for us.
If NASA isn't extremely careful about sterilization, then life on Mars could end up being exactly the same as certain forms of bacteria life on Earth.
The top 10 new species discovered in 2013 include a see-through crustacean, upside-down Antarctic flowers and a tree nicknamed "Mother of Dragons".