Kitchen towels are packed with bacteria, but should you really be worried?

Don’t use kitchen towels for more than one purpose.

Some bacteria eat antibiotics — and this might actually be a good thing

There’s an arms race going between us and bacteria. We seem to be losing — badly.

NYC mice are crawling with antibiotic-resistant bacteria and viruses

‘These things are everywhere,’ said one researcher.

Are hand dryers actually hygienic? New study found they spread fecal bacteria all over your hands

Use paper towels instead.

The CDC thwarted 220 cases of pathogens with ‘unusual’ antibiotic resistance last year alone

If there’s something strange in your neighborhood, who you gonna call? It better be the CDC.

Scientists engineer new life form with mixed Bacteria and Archaea membrane

This is essentially a new life form with both modern and ‘primordial’ traits.

New method developed to stop bacteria from sharing antibiotic resistance genes

No multiplayer-evolution any longer, pleasethankyou!

Small populations of bacteria can elude antibiotics — here’s how we’re fixing that

Surprisingly, these bacteria survived through “random chance”.

Copper-coated uniforms for medical staff could help shred bacteria in hospitals

It’s a pretty metal solution.

Scientists find promising new antibiotic — in the soil

Digging gold from dirt.

The Search for Alien Life: We Have Been Looking in the Wrong Places

If there are any, aliens should be less conspicuous and charismatic-looking than most people think.

Research into nugget-forming bacteria paves the way to better gold extraction methods

It’s not every day you meet someone who poops solid gold — but today is one such day.

Scientists engineer air-filled bacteria they can track wiggling inside you with sound

The plan is to use them to find tumors and other places of interest.

3D-printed “living tattoo” turns bacteria into sensors and computers you can wear

Handy!

ISS bacteria is almost the same as in your home, and that’s a good thing

Microbes seem at home in the space lab.

With Flink, researchers will be able to 3D print living minifactories

Ever needed a tiny, living factory? Of course you did, you just didn’t know it.

Bacteria-printed solar cells produce electricity during both day and night

Living solar cells could power medical or environmental sensors. They’re fully biodegradable too.

Scientists coax bacteria to assemble into a pressure sensor

Living electronics could be a game changer.

Bacterial defenders discovered inside cancer cells, breaking down chemo drugs

Tricksy hobbitses!

Bacteria shapeshift in space in response to antibiotics, becoming far more resilient

Not good news for interplanetary travel.