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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


Humans can survive in space, but what about the microbes inside us?

A new video miniseries on the International Space Station's One-Year Mission focuses on how the microbes that live in the human body survive in microgravity.

By September 22, 2015


IBM sees big opportunity in sequencing microbes

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.

By May 6, 2014


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


Caffeine-addicted beetles cutting into coffee bean crops

The coffee berry borer has become a huge pain in the thorax for the coffee industry since it can withstand huge doses of caffeine by burrowing into beans. So why didn't they call this thing the jitterbug?

By July 17, 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


Homebrewed morphine? It's now possible, say researchers

If you have the right strain of yeast and some sugar, whipping up drugs in your kitchen would be almost as easy as brewing a batch of beer.

By May 19, 2015


NASA chief says get ready to meet alien life in 20 to 30 years

Technically Incorrect: There will, supposedly, be "definite evidence" that we are close to a very close encounter sooner than we might think.

By April 8, 2015


New species of microbe thrives in spacecraft clean rooms

An extremely rare microbe pops up in two different spacecraft clean rooms, one in Florida and one in South America.

By November 7, 2013


Corning's germ-fighting glass means you can touch an ATM with less worry

The special glass is just beginning to make its way into public displays such as ATMs and payment terminals, but Corning hopes it will eventually get into consumer electronics.

By March 17, 2015