Some bacteria eat pure electricity.
Meet the bacteria that eat and breathe electricity
WATCH: Bacteria Invade Antibiotics And Transform Into Superbugs
If you've ever wanted to watch a superbug evolve before your very eyes, you're in luck. In a creative stroke inspired by Hollywood wizardry, scientists have designed a simple way to observe how bacter...
Scientists Find New Antibiotic In The Human Nose
Scientists have discovered a bacterium living inside the human nose that produces an antibiotic capable of killing one of the most hard-to-treat pathogens — a pathogen that causes serious, even deadly...
Rio Olympic Games: 'Super Bacteria' Discovered In Rio's Waters As Olympics Near
A drug-resistant bacteria is growing below Rio de Janeiro's most stunning beaches. A group of Brazilian scientists have detected a drug-resistant bacteria growing off of some of Rio de Janeiro's most ...
Scientists Turn Bacteria Into Living Hard Drives
​Living organisms can store lines of code and pass them down to their progeny.​
You May Owe Your Existence to Tiny Vampires
Ancient victims found in the Grand Canyon suggest that complex life exists today thanks to the rise of miniature predators.
Organism Found That Could Rewrite Biology Textbooks
Mitochondria have been thought to be the "powerhouse" of the cell, but as it turns out, they may not be as essential as once thought.
Scientists Find Microbe That Functions Without Mitochondria
Scientists have found the first eukaryotic organism that functions fine without mitochondria, the "powerhouses" that make energy for the cells of yeast, humans and other animals.
Dust From Sahara Makes Significant Impact On Caribbean Sea Ecosystem, Research Shows
Atmospherically transported dust from the Sahara Desert, the largest desert in the world, is bringing iron and other nutrients to underwater plants in the Caribbean, but bacteria may be the first thin...
CDC: Obscure Blood Infection Spreads To Second State
An unprecedented outbreak of a rare blood infection caused by the Elizabethkingia bacteria has crossed from Wisconsin into Michigan, officials said.
Why You Should Take Your Shoes Off Before Entering Your Home, Backed By Science
While it may be commonplace in most Asian countries, the cultural norm of taking your shoes off before entering your home has yet to catch on in Europe and America. In Asian cultures it’s easily unde...
New "Superbug" Gene Found In Animals And People In China
A new gene that makes bacteria highly resistant to a last-resort class of antibiotics has been found in people and pigs in China - including in samples of bacteria with epidemic potential, researchers...
Deep-Sea Bacteria Could Help Neutralize Greenhouse Gas, Researchers Find
Carbon dioxide, a major contributor to the buildup of atmospheric greenhouse gases, can be captured and neutralized in a process known as sequestration. Most atmospheric carbon dioxide is produced fro...
A Microbiologist Recreated 'Starry Night' With Bacteria In A Petri Dish
If only Vincent van Gogh could have lived to see this strikingly accurate reproduction of his iconic "Starry Night" -- especially since, instead of oil on canvas, the work is a bacteria on petri. Beca...
Researchers Develop Novel Theoretical Approach To Reduce Antibiotic Resistance
It is estimated that each year in the United States 2 million people become infected with bacteria that are resistant to one or more types of antibiotics, and at least 23,000 people will die because ...
Has the secret to eternal life been found? Russian scientist says he is stronger and healthier after injecting himself with 3.5 MILLION year old immortal bacteria
A Russian scientist has injected himself with a 3.5 million year old 'eternal life' bacteria found in the Siberian permafrost - and says he is stronger and never gets ill.
Apusozoa
The Apusozoa are a phylum comprising several genera of flagellate protozoa. They are usually around 5–20 μm in size, and occur in soils and aquatic habitats, where they feed on bacteria. They are grou...
Thermosome
A thermosome is a chaperonin protein complex that functions in archaea.
Leprosy
Leprosy /ˈlɛprəsi/, also known as Hansen's disease (HD), is a chronic infection caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium leprae and Mycobacterium lepromatosis. Initially, infections are without symptoms a...
Leprosy - Wikipedia
Human granulocytic anaplasmosis
Human granulocytic anaplasmosis (HGA) (previously known as Human granulocytic ehrlichiosis, or HGE ) is an infectious disease caused by Anaplasma phagocytophilum, an obligate intracellular bacterium t...
You May Owe Your Existence to Tiny Vampires
Ancient victims found in the Grand Canyon suggest that complex life exists today thanks to the rise of miniature predators.
Caldococcus
In taxonomy, Caldococcus is a genus of the Desulfurococcales.
Caldococcus are a genus of Archaea found in the class Desulfurococcales. Members of the genus are strictly anaerobic, hyperthermophili...
Acidilobales
In taxonomy, the Acidilobales are an order of the Thermoprotei.
The currently accepted taxonomy is based on the List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature (LPSN) and National Center f...
Syphilitic aortitis
Syphilitic aortitis (SA) is inflammation of the aorta associated with the tertiary stage of syphilis infection. SA begins as inflammation of the outermost layer of the blood vessel, including the bloo...
Methanobacteriales
In taxonomy, the Methanobacteriales are an order of the Methanobacteria.
Archezoa
Archezoa was a kingdom proposed by Thomas Cavalier-Smith for eukaryotes that diverged before the origin of mitochondria. At various times, the pelobionts and entamoebids (now Archamoebae), the metamon...
Fat choy
Fat choy (Nostoc flagelliforme), also known as faat choy, fa cai, black moss, hair moss or hair weed is a terrestrial cyanobacterium (a type of photosynthetic bacteria) that is used as a vegetable in ...
Fat choy - Wikipedia
Myoviridae
The Myoviridae is a family of bacteriophages. It has been divided into four subfamiles and eleven genera. Many species have not yet been assigned either a genus or a family. There are at least 130 spe...
Thermoacidophile
A thermoacidophile (combination of thermophile and acidophile) is an extreme archeon which thrives in acidous, sulfur-rich, high temperature environments with low avalability of organic material.Ther...
Excavate
The excavates are a major subgroup of unicellular eukaryotes, often known as Excavata. The phylogenetic category Excavata, proposed by Cavalier-Smith in 2002, contains a variety of free-living and sy...