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Why can’t men breastfeed? Because they may spread germs, scientists say

Go to the lush rainforests of Malaysia, and a peculiar phenomenon can be observed: the Dayak fruit …

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Lovesick: Viruses have been caught leaving 'love bites' on each other for the first time ever!

Some viruses need a "helper" virus to accomplish their goals, helping the "satellite" virus create …

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New study of 2,600-year-old poop suggests Iron Age miners drank beer and ate blue cheese

Prehistoric European salt miners were previously thought to mostly subsist on gruel. The finding su…

Marianne Guenot   


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28 prehistoric viruses unknown to science were found in a glacial ice cores. They are thought to be around 15,000 years old.

The researchers said that the viruses found in an ice core taken from the Guliya ice cap in the Tib…

Marianne Guenot   


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How gold is mined from electronic waste using microbes

Electronics are chock-full of gold, but getting it out is so difficult that most of it goes to wast…

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How gold is mined from electronic waste using microbes

A New Zealand startup has found a way to extract gold from old circuit boards using inexpensive che…

Elizabeth McCauley,Emily Harger   


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How gold is mined from electronic waste using microbes

A New Zealand startup has found a way to extract gold from old circuit boards using inexpensive che…

Elizabeth McCauley,Emily Harger   


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Bill Gates says a diet 'breakthrough' based on the microbes crawling in your gut could help the world's waistlines

On the other end of the spectrum, rich nations like Germany, Australia, and the US are missing out …

Hilary Brueck   


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Astronomers found a gas in Venus' clouds that could signal alien life

Scientists discovered trace amounts of phosphine gas in clouds on Venus. On Earth, this gas is typi…

Aylin Woodward,Dave Mosher   


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A healthy tummy is key for travelling through space finds new study

Gut microbes have immense benefit and now, new research reports that promoting a healthy gut microb…

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A company that's using microbes to produce biodegradable materials for everything from plastic bags to clothing just raised $90 million

The additional funding will be used to help Genomatica expand into other chemicals using its microb…

Lydia Ramsey   


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NASA's Perseverance rover has finally drilled a sample of Mars rock, kicking off its search for alien microbes

NASA aims to collect dozens of samples from Mars' Jezero Crater in its search for evidence of ancie…

Morgan McFall-Johnsen   


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Some penis microbes may increase the risk of vaginal infections after penetrative sex

Researchers found 10 types of bacteria on a man's penis predicted whether his female partner would …

Julia Naftulin   


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Fecal transplants, made up of poop and microbes, are being touted as a promising new treatment for skin cancer patients

A new study suggests that transplanting fecal matter into the guts of melanoma patients could help …

Joshua Zitser   


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30 mind-blowing facts about the microbes that live inside of you

These organisms have evolved with humans for hundreds of thousands of years, and as we probe deeper…

Julia Calderone   


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Residents of a Texas city told not to drink tap water after a brain-eating microbe was found in the water supply

Water tests were conducted in Texas communities after a 6-year-old boy died from a rare brain illne…

Tom Porter   


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We sampled fragrances made from microbes and we're convinced they're the future of the industry

Eventually, the company hopes to sell these fragrances to perfume makers as a replacement…

Tanya Lewis   


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Scientists created carbon-sucking 'Frankenstein' bricks using microbes. The material can spawn its own babies.

To test the lifespan of the living brick, the researchers stored the mixture inside a shoe-box-size…

Aria Bendix,Aria Bendix   


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HIV 'Cure' Fails In First Two Patients

HIV virus lives in and kills white blood cells. These blood cells are created in the bone marrow, s…

Jennifer Welsh