Tagged With Microbes

Deep below Alaskan ice, tiny life forms went untouched for 50,000 years. Scientists are probing them to improve the hunt for aliens.


New York City waters have trillions of bacteria, fungi, and microbes. Watch what they look like through a microscope.


NASA will dig for signs of alien life on Mars in Jezero Crater — the landing site for its 2020 rover



A miniature universe exists just beyond our sight — these award-winning photos capture it in breathtaking detail


Tiny organisms discovered in Earth's driest desert raise hopes that life could be lurking in the soil of Mars


What your nightly routine should look like, according to science



The oldest known fossils show life on Earth began more than 3.5 billion years ago -- and indicate life in the universe may be common


Your kitchen sponge is even grosser than you thought -- here's how often you should replace it


Here's what's inside a whale's blowhole -- and it's not seawater


A woman in Texas has died after 'flesh-eating bacteria' in Harvey's floodwaters seeped into a wound


How often you should replace your mattress, according to a microbiologist -- and what happens when you don't


A growing threat could kill 10 million people by 2050, but one company thinks it can stop it



Florida's floodwater is full of poop bacteria -- but a marine biologist says there's a bigger threat


7 of the filthiest things you touch all the time


Harvey floodwaters are becoming dangerous pools of bacteria and disease


Harvard researchers have identified gut bacteria that help athletes -- and plan to make them available to everyone in supplements



Fleas carrying the bubonic plague have been found in Arizona


Your smartphone is even more gross than you thought -- here's how and when to clean it


Blowing out candles on birthday cake is a disgusting tradition --  here's the scientific proof


Reports of faecal bacteria in drinks at chains like McDonald's are a red flag for bigger problems, a scientist explains