Bacteria: Social critters!?

Bacteria: Social critters!?

Bacteria: you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all? Not. There’s a chemical war going on in that Petri dish, and a new study identifies More »

Amoeba: Secrets of the micro-farm

Amoeba: Secrets of the micro-farm

Found: The smallest farmers in the world! If you’re hungry, and moving to a land without food, the smart money says, “Take some More »

Bathed in poison!

Bathed in poison!

All life requires oxygen, nitrogen, sulfur, carbon, hydrogen and phosphorus. Until now. Bacteria in a toxic California lake that have More »

Cholera: Haiti’s latest scourge

Cholera: Haiti’s latest scourge

Cholera can kill with record speed. The bacterium is easy to control — if wastewater and drinking water are treated. Haiti — More »

Big ideas from the smallest world

Big ideas from the smallest world

New snowflake generator reveals nature’s design principles; anti-reflective coating is nearly perfect. Dive into the nitty gritty! More »

Fish and Crabs

Fish and Crabs

Surprise: Crabs prefer fish fresh, just like you and me! Study shows that odor of rotten fish repels stone crabs; shows evolutionary More »

Potato Peril? Irish Blight Returns

Potato Peril? Irish Blight Returns

Fungus that caused Irish potato famine is back, threatening potato crops around the world. How did the blight change world history? More »