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Tiny Worlds

From the social network in the soil to the ecosystem in your body, it’s amazing what’s hidden just out of sight

When your gut bacteria talk, your brain listens and replies

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It's a conversation, one that may alter immune response and disease progression

Yewande Pearse, LA Biomed

Wildfires in Canada are burning down forests of mushrooms

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Olivia Box, University of Vermont

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Scientists have engineered a self-destruct button in bacteria

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Molly Sargen, Harvard University

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It looks like microbes can help clean up mining pollution

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Rose Jones, Bigelow Laboratory of Ocean Science

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The secret to sounder sleep may be lurking in our guts

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New research shows that stressed med students on probiotics got better shut-eye

Hannah Thomasy, University of Washington

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Don't fear germs – at least not too much

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Jennifer Tsang, Microbiology

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Can corals be saved? The key may be in their microbes

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Maite Ghazaleh Bucher, University of Georgia

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How scientists are mapping the building blocks of life

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Joshua Peters, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Why teamwork is better than attempting lone heroism in science

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Samantha, University of Toronto

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Beetles exploit bacteria labor to grow their exoskeletons

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Melanie Silvis, UC San Francisco

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Scientists found an entire herpes virus genome hiding out in fish DNA

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Researchers have made a bizarre discovery involving transposons, parasitic DNA found in fish (and humans)

Dan Samorodnitsky

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