There's a fatal prion infection killing deer and elk across North America.
More than 90% of human faces are home to mites that live in our skin pores. These friendly guests might be merging with us.
A "bio-battery" made from genetically engineered bacteria could store excess renewable energy and release it as needed.
Scientists have discovered enzymes from several plastic-eating bacteria. So, why are our oceans still full of plastic pollution?
Researchers have discovered 830-million-year-old microbes living inside a salt rock on Earth. Could the same occur on Mars?
Some astrobiologists believe life is rare, while others believe it is common in the Universe. How can we find out which view is correct?
SIDS deaths have decreased worldwide, but research has yet to solve this medical mystery.
Probably not. Even though we're still investigating the origin of life, the evidence suggests that cells came much later.
Symmetrical objects are less complex than non-symmetrical ones. Perhaps evolution acts as an algorithm with a bias toward simplicity.
Shoving platelet-rich plasma up your nose might restore your sense of smell after COVID. But whether it actually works still needs to be sniffed out.
An emerging field studies parasites that take over the nervous system of a host.
Standard probiotics cannot compare to the diversity that your microbes have.
Intracellular bacteria promote cancer metastasis by enhancing the tumor cells' resistance to mechanical stress in the bloodstream
Overwashing is bad for skin health, but many people do it anyway. One reason is that our brains intimately associate stink with disgust.
Mutations that confer malaria resistance occur more frequently in people who live in regions where the disease is endemic.
COVID-19 and other microbes have shed light on disease spillover from animals to humans, but we can also spillback disease to wildlife.
Multiple lines of evidence — physical, chemical, and biological — must converge for scientists to conclude that alien life has been found.
The human brain is only the latest chapter in the ancient story of thinking on Earth.
A gigantic bacterium evolved differently than fundamental models of biology would have predicted. Simply put, these bacteria shouldn't exist.
The most feared sexually transmitted disease (STD) of the last half-millennium was usually named after foreigners, often the French.
With around 5,000 summertime residents, increased tourism, and a warming planet, it is becoming difficult to protect Antarctica from invasion.
Centuries ago, the plague forced people into quarantine for years. Isaac Newton and Galileo used the time to revolutionize the world.
A small, Seattle-based study will look to see if the psychedelic can alleviate the pandemic’s mental health impact.