Recognizing life Finding biosignatures is the main objective of ExoMars, a joint mission of the European and Russian space
In the past several years, we have heard a lot about infectious microbes threatening the public health of all Americans. Some of the names of these agents seemed foreign at first but are familiar now - Ebola, MERS and Zika. But are these really new viruses causing disease?
Since the upcoming Royal Society meeting on evolution paradigm shift is a public one, one of its organizers -- British philosopher John Dupré -- recently agreed to answer some of my questions about the event.
Relationships are hard. Conflict is everywhere. Lately, Michelle has been trying to blame Lev's farts on me, even though -- and I swear I am not making this up -- only one of us can hiccup and fart at the same time, and it's not me. (Tried. Can't.)
"We live in a microbial zoo."
We now have an opportunity to shift the focus from simply diagnosing and treating ill health to understanding, curing and preventing it. Caring for our microbes gives us a chance to conquer this new wave of illness, and live healthier, happier lives.
Eugene Koonin is director of the Evolutionary Genomics Group at the National Center for Biotechnology Information in Bethesda, Maryland, as well as its senior investigator. He is also senior investigator at the National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health.
Brown's work will be part of a new exhibition about bacteria in the human body that launches in May at the Eden Project in
The soil clearly must be protected, and to do that, we need to understand it. But we're making great strides now, and they're going to make agriculture more productive and sustainable -- better for us and the earth.
(Story continues below image.) Dr. Remco Kort, the lead author of a new study of kissing, stands near the Kiss-O-Meter that
It "creates an aesthetic of entangled creation and destruction that inevitably is ephemeral, and results in complete disintegration
Living without sunlight, all of the lake organisms rely on minerals in the water and lake muck for the energy needed to "fix
On June 25, 2014, the following scientific study made the cover of the prestigious journal Nature: "Aspergillomarasmine A overcomes metallo-β-lactamase antibiotic resistance." Doesn't exactly sound earth-shattering, does it? But the discovery of a fungal compound that restores the efficacy of one of our antibiotics of last resort is, in fact, huge news.
But this didn't explain why organisms on the inside of the circle moved in the opposite direction as those on the outside