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How microbes can build electric grids

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Research shows bacteria exploit conducting minerals in their environment to shuttle electrons between species, allowing greater growth. [Read more]...
How microbes can build electric grids

Who Are the Real Aliens in Space, Anyway?

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Could we be inadvertently contaminating other worlds with microbes from Earth? Jason Kennedy looks at the implications......
Who Are the Real Aliens in Space, Anyway?
Your body contains 100 trillion bacteria, but that's a good thing

Curiosity rover finds conditions on Mars that could have supported living microbes

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"A fundamental question for this mission is whether Mars could have supported a habitable environment," says lead Mars Exploration Program scientist Michael Meyer, quoted in a NASA press release today. "From what we know now, the answer is yes." He's referring to the latest Curiosity findings announced at a...
Curiosity rover finds conditions on Mars that could have supported living microbes

Bill To Ban All Salt In Restaurant Cooking

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lord_rotorooter writes "Felix Ortiz, D-Brooklyn, introduced a bill that would ruin restaurant food and baked goods as we know them. The measure (if passed) would ban the use of all forms of salt in the preparation and cooking of food for all restaurants or bakeries. While the use of too...
Bill To Ban All Salt In Restaurant Cooking
The clouds are alive as microbes fly unfriendly skies

DailyDirt: Fighting Biology With Biology

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While most people have been taught to fear and loathe bacteria and other microscopic organisms (just watch some soap commercials), healthy people actually carry around more bacterial cells with them than their own human cells. It's estimated that there are ten times as many bacterial cells on a typical person...
DailyDirt: Fighting Biology With Biology
uBiome Nears $200,000 on Indiegogo To Crowdsource Data About The Bacteria That Lives Within Us All

DailyDirt: Sharing Our Microbes

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The human body harbors many more microbial cells than human cells. There are at least 10,000 different types of organisms on (and in) a healthy person, and finding out how our bodies interact with these microbes could help us understand how diseases are transmitted (or perhaps created). It's a huge...
DailyDirt: Sharing Our Microbes

Biomining: Bacteria 'mine' copper

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How microbes in Chile help to extract copper...
Biomining: Bacteria 'mine' copper

Antarctic Lake Serves Fresh Bacteria, Amid Discovery On What The Continent Looked Like Before Ice

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A river flowed through it. Once. The Antarctic is a very busy place these days. First, a new strain of bacteria has been discovered in a buried antarctic lake. Russian researchers drilled through 2.5 miles of ice--no mean feat in itself--to take samples from Lake Vostok. Testing at the...
Antarctic Lake Serves Fresh Bacteria, Amid Discovery On What The Continent Looked Like Before Ice

Microbial music: Using sound to represent data from the deep blue sea

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Science and music, many would say opposite sides of the same coin. Unless you're DOE biologist Peter Larsen at the Argonne National Laboratory, who would probably argue your legal tender has been double-headed all along. While Larsen is more likely to be studying the intricacies of microbes than Miles...
Microbial music: Using sound to represent data from the deep blue sea

Watch the Curiosity rover explore Mars in one minute (video)

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It hasn't even been a year from the time NASA's Curiosity rover landed on Mars, yet it already boasts a number of accomplishments. All the while, Opportunity's successor has been sending images back to Earth documenting its numerous great deeds, and a fan of the rover's work has compiled...
Watch the Curiosity rover explore Mars in one minute (video)

christianbok: They imagine storing molecular artworks in "infogenes," which microbes might transport to civilizations in Outer Space: http://is.gd/8yUts

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christianbok: They imagine storing molecular artworks in "infogenes," which microbes might transport to civilizations in Outer Space: http://is.gd/8yUts
Weird Science and the remembrance of fists past

DailyDirt: Creative Ways To Eat Less

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A pretty concerning statistic for Americans is that 17% of kids in the US are obese. The solutions to reduce that figure range from getting kids to eat better school lunches to eliminating various kinds of advertising aimed at getting kids to equate food with fun. There are a few...
DailyDirt: Creative Ways To Eat Less

DailyDirt: Life On Other Planets

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We've discovered thousands of exoplanets beyond our solar system, and some of them are even in the "Goldilocks zone" where liquid water could possibly exist. Some astronomers think life could be abundant in the universe, but there's not that much hard evidence (yet!). Here are just a few astronomical discoveries...
DailyDirt: Life On Other Planets
Bacteria-killing textiles could obliterate hospital infections

Your future hard drive might be grown with magnetic bacteria

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In the future, ultra-high-density non-volatile storage — such as hard drives — could be grown using magnetic bacteria.This breakthrough, shepherded by researchers from the University of Leeds in the UK and the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, relies on certain strains of bacteria that ingest iron, which is then...
Your future hard drive might be grown with magnetic bacteria
Mars rock contains elements essential to life
Researchers may have found the first signs of life beneath Antarctica's ice

DailyDirt: Life, Life Everywhere

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Evidence of life hasn't been found outside of our planet (yet?), but life seems to be getting into nearly every nook and cranny of our dear Earth. Places that seem too cold or hot or dark have been shown to harbor life forms that survive in unusual ways, eating substances...
DailyDirt: Life, Life Everywhere

Bleeding Glacier Spews Million-Year-Old Microbes : TreeHugger

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Bleeding Glacier Spews Million-Year-Old Microbes : TreeHugger

Microbes on keyboards can be used to identify typists http://bit.ly/aInpZX Privacy? What privacy? It's going to be harder and harder...

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Microbes on keyboards can be used to identify typists http://bit.ly/aInpZX Privacy? What privacy? It's going to be harder and harder...
NASA livestreams six-hour spacewalk from the International spacestation
Human Microbiome Project: you've got 10 times as many microbes as cells
Permafrost microbes survive conditions similar to those on Mars
Glow-in-the-dark cockroach and social media butterfly named in scientists' top 10 new species

Book review: An Epidemic of Absence takes on the worms you're missing

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An Epidemic of Absence: A New Way of Understanding Allergies and Autoimmune Diseases could be co-marketed with the Thomas Rockwell’s children’s classic How to Eat Fried Worms. It begins with the author, Moises Velasquez-Manoff, recounting his border-crossing to Tijuana to infect himself with Necator americanus—hookworms—in an attempt to cure...
Book review: An Epidemic of Absence takes on the worms you're missing
Bio artist Simon Park grows microbial masterpieces from contaminated bacteria food
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