How a neglected sourdough starter can go from a bubbling yeast factory to a smelly, moldy mess
New York City ponds are teeming with microbes — one microbiologist is showing them to the world.
At an academic symposium, researchers detailed the barriers and potentials of applying genome sequencing technology to the millions and millions of microbes populating our cities
As ice caps melt, microplastics are leaking into the water, for animals to eat
Tardigrades are nearly indestructible creatures that live everywhere
With Carl Zimmer and Zhiheng Pei
Minor gene changes have major consequences for an ecosystem
In the digital age, we’re all connected by electricity — and some microbes are too
Even though we can’t see them, microbes have an important role in the Hudson River
Missing microbes on science’s goofiest day
Microbiologist Martin Blaser hopes to restore good microbes to our guts, but will the public take his message too far?
Research digs deeper into the effects of soil microbes on a warming environment
Why the toxin in Botox is so dangerous, and why we’re injecting it into our foreheads
New technology that “listens” to bacteria
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