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


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.

Cyborg bacteria equipped with tiny solar panels outperform photosynthesis

Trees aren’t obsolete yet but this hybrid system can do amazing things.

Scientists use the world’s smallest chisel to investigate dagger-wielding bacteria

Amoebophilus doesn’t play around.

Kitchen sponges are hotspots for bacteria. Sanitizing methods like microwaving don’t seem to work

Used sponges are teeming with bacteria. You should better replace them weekly instead of sanitizing them.

Oral sex might be helping the spread of unstoppable bacteria

It’s the gift that keeps on giving.

Handwashing with hot water doesn’t kill more germs than cold water. We also need surprisingly little soap

Hot water might be more comfortable but it’s wasted energy when it comes to sanitizing your hands.