articles tagged: microorganisms
how invincible salmonella may give you the worst food poisoning ever
# health

how invincible salmonella may give you the worst food poisoning ever

A strain of salmonella immune to antibiotics of last resort has been found in the United States. This should be a wakeup call for both Big Pharma scientists and government regulators.

the media finds life on titan. sort of…
# astrobiology

the media finds life on titan. sort of…

Scientists are curious about some strange atmospheric signatures on Titan that could signal exotic life. But it's not quite a slam dunk for alien hunters.

should we spread our germs across space?
# astrobiology

should we spread our germs across space?

While we strive to avoid contaminating alien worlds with our toughest germs, what if it's not only inevitable, but could actually lead to some good over the eons?

how to sequence a martian’s dna
# astrobiology

how to sequence a martian’s dna

If we find life on Mars, it might be surprisingly difficult to confirm that it's actually Martian.