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Scientists found oil-eating bacteria in the deepest part of the Mariana Trench. These microbes could help clean up oil spills on the ocean surface.
People were confused by Mitt Romney’s method for blowing out candles on a birthday cake, but science says he might be onto something
Scientific research has shown that blowing out candles on a birthday cake can increase bacteria by 1400%.
Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, and other billionaires are betting on a bacteria that could change the way we grow food
An energy startup called Pivot Bio raised $70 million for its genetically modified bacteria, which helps cut down on the use of nitrogen fertilizer.
Scientists say toxic bacteria that could lead to wound infections and gastroenteritis were found on microplastics on Singapore’s coastline
All of these bacteria may be transferred up the food chain – to humans – if they are ingested by marine organisms.
It may not be pretty to think about, but a ton of the things you touch every day are crawling with bacteria.
It turns out, food left at room temperature doesn't stay good for long. In fact, it probably becomes inedible far quicker than you realized.
One of the world’s largest banks has issued an alarming warning about antibiotic resistance — with big consequences for humanity
The use of antibiotics in meat production and other forms of agriculture could lead to antibiotic resistance, which is expected to cause 10 million deaths annually by 2050.
There is also a pretty cool video of Albert Einstein turning into Charles Darwin.
A New Jersey man infected with flesh-eating bacteria looks like he’ll lose his battle with the infection — here’s what to know about...
Angel Perez was infected with bacteria that can cause necrotizing fasciitis, also known as flesh-eating disease. Different bacteria can cause the infection, which kills soft tissue like skin, muscle, ligaments, blood vessels, and fat. The disease kills up to 30% of infected people.
A Wisconsin man had to have his hands and legs amputated because of a bacterial infection he got after being licked by a dog — here’s what...
Up to 74% of dogs and 57% of cats carry the bacteria that can cause these infections, but in most cases, people only get infected after being bitten. Still, 30% of people who get infected die, which is why it's essential to see a doctor if you are bitten by an animal.