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.
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".
Researchers have devised tiny color-coded tags that can be placed on food and beverage containers to determine whether the products inside are spoiled or fresh.
In its latest budget request, the space agency asks for a little coin for a trip to one of the other places in our solar system with the best chance of harboring life.
Food researchers use bacteria found in baby feces to create a sausage with probiotic benefits. They even say it tastes "very good."