News tagged with microbes

Lessons from the Aliso Canyon leak

The Aliso Canyon leak, which began on October 23, 2015 at a SoCalGas natural gas storage facility and took nearly four months to plug, was one of the largest environmental disasters in U.S. history, triggering the evacuation ...

dateDec 19, 2016 in Environment
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A new perspective on microbes

Most of us considered microbes little more than nasty germs before science recently began turning our view of the microbial world on its head. A "microbe" is a bacterium and any other organism too small to see with the naked ...

dateDec 06, 2016 in Cell & Microbiology
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Super seeds promise better crops

South Australian research that improves wheat, pastures and other crop yields has sown the seeds for global distribution deals and a timely partnership with an innovative US agricultural technology company Indigo Ag Inc.

dateNov 29, 2016 in Biotechnology
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Looking for a city's DNA? Try its ATMs

Automated teller machine keypads in New York City have plenty of microbes but they're mostly from normal human skin, household surfaces or traces of food, according to a study published this week in mSphere, an open access ...

dateNov 16, 2016 in Cell & Microbiology
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