Bacteria with Nanowires can Electrocute Metals Instead of Breathe Recycling Expensive and Toxic Metals with Bacteria

All life on Earth has to respire. For us this means inhaling oxygen to fuel our metabolism and exhaling waste gases like carbon dioxide. When we do this, we move the energy  from the food we eat to the oxygen READ MORE

“Hulk”-like microorganisms in soil can survive high levels of gamma radiation Scientists exposed soil microorganisms to low, medium, and high doses of gamma radiation to see who could survive

In the Marvel Universe, Bruce Banner exposed his body to high doses of gamma radiation during an experiment in his lab. The gamma radiation deformed Bruce’s DNA, so whenever he became angry, he could turn into the Hulk. In the READ MORE

Are the Building Blocks of Life From A Hydrothermal Vent? How studying hydrothermal systems gives us a window into our past

When scientists think of a very early Earth, they think of a hot, hostile place not too long after the birth of the solar system more than 4 billion years ago. This time in the Earth’s history is called the READ MORE

How the body responds to synthetic THC product “Spice” Researchers performed the first study of the behavioral, physiological, cognitive, and subjective experiences caused by synthetic cannabis products in humans, showing that it is in fact more potent than THC.

The line “times they are a changin’,” as Bob Dylan sang in 1964, describes the state of cannabis research aptly. As cannabis and related products are becoming increasingly accepted or legalized around the world, it has opened doors for researching READ MORE

The impact of antibiotic resistant infections in Europe Antibiotic-resistant bacteria cause a heavy burden of infections, deaths, and disability-adjusted life years within 30 countries in Europe

A new investigation into antibiotics resistance shows just how big of an issue antibiotic-resistant bacteria is right now, and we need to find a way to stop these infections from occurring and affecting so many people around the world.

Say hello to Scotty, the oldest and biggest T. rex ever found Scotty’s unearthed fossils reveals a fairly complete set of bones including a hips, limbs, and a complete skull, allowing scientists to get better measurements than ever before.

The one of the largest land predators to have ever lived, the mighty Tyrannosaurus rex, just crowned a new king. On March 21st, a team of University of Alberta scientists described the oldest and largest T. rex ever found. Scotty’s unearthed fossils reveals a fairly complete set of bones including a hips, limbs, and a complete skull, but for a complete, set paleontologists still had to use what they knew about T. rex anatomy to fill in the blanks.

Hacking hydroponics to grow kidney-friendly vegetables Patients with kidney disease have to avoid potassium, so researchers in Italy grew microgreens in low-potassium fertilizer, potentially sparking an idea for a new food product.

Patients with kidney disease have to avoid potassium, so researchers in Italy grew microgreens in low-potassium fertilizer, potentially sparking an idea for a new food product.