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Earth day 2021: Microbial diversity is under threat which endangers the rest of the planet
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Earth day 2021: Microbial diversity is under threat which endangers the rest of the planet

temperature shifts associated with climate change affect the composition of microorganisms in the environment.

Changes in gut microbiome could predict healthy ageing and longevity, new study claims
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Changes in gut microbiome could predict healthy ageing and longevity, new study claims

While no two microbiomes are identical, people on average share about 30 percent of the diversity in gut bacterial species.

Phosphine found in the Venus atmosphere, could be signs of 'aerial life' in planet's clouds
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Phosphine found in the Venus atmosphere, could be signs of 'aerial life' in planet's clouds

A chemically-synthesized bioweapon and agricultural fumigant, phosphine in also naturally made by some anaerobic microbes in low oxygen environments.

Is staying home harming your child’s immune system by making them more susceptible to other diseases?
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Is staying home harming your child’s immune system by making them more susceptible to other diseases?

A theory known as the “old friends” hypothesis suggests that exposure to harmless microbes that have co-evolved with humans help to train the developing immune system.

Scientists discover defined 'compartments' in bacteria with specific roles to play in their survival
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Scientists discover defined 'compartments' in bacteria with specific roles to play in their survival

These compartments are the norm and not the exception in bacteria, hinting at the complexity of these one-celled living organisms.

Microbes dormant for over 100 million years in South Pacific seabed revived by scientists
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Microbes dormant for over 100 million years in South Pacific seabed revived by scientists

The researchers have concluded that some of Earth’s simplest life forms have not actual concept of lifespan.

Single enzyme in bacteria that causes body odour in humans tracked down in new study
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Single enzyme in bacteria that causes body odour in humans tracked down in new study

This could mean that products to get rid of the bad smell without harming any other microbes in our body could come around soon.

Animals know the importance of social distancing to stop the spread of microbes, finds study
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Animals know the importance of social distancing to stop the spread of microbes, finds study

Being in close proximity or accidentally brushing up against someone else may be all it takes to transmit certain microbes.

Worming our way out of plastic pollution might get easier with these creepy crawlies
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Worming our way out of plastic pollution might get easier with these creepy crawlies

The problem of the earth's plastic pollution is too large and complex to simply throw worms at.

Does coronavirus spread via surfaces, sneezes or sex? A look at how COVID-19 can and cannot be contracted
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Does coronavirus spread via surfaces, sneezes or sex? A look at how COVID-19 can and cannot be contracted

If you can smell what someone had for lunch, you are inhaling what they breathe out, including any virus in their breath.

Adaption of microbes living in our gut helped early humans survive in new areas
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Adaption of microbes living in our gut helped early humans survive in new areas

Our ancestor's microbes made it possible to digest, detoxify the foods they were eating in the new areas they went too.

Electricity-eating bacteria are real — and scientists unravel how they can harvest electrons
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Electricity-eating bacteria are real — and scientists unravel how they can harvest electrons

It might be possible for bacteria to feed on electricity and carbon dioxide to produce value-added compounds like biofuels.

Microbes in the Tundras could blow the roof off global warming with their emissions
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Microbes in the Tundras could blow the roof off global warming with their emissions

Microbes react very quickly — within five to seven years — to even slight changes in the climate.

Indian researchers find heat-resistant bacteria that survived meteorite impact
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Indian researchers find heat-resistant bacteria that survived meteorite impact

The bacteria were found to grow in temperatures up to 60 degrees and in areas with high salt content.

Scientists develop microbes which consume CO2 to produce biodegradable plastics, fuels
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Scientists develop microbes which consume CO2 to produce biodegradable plastics, fuels

"We’re looking at a technique that could improve CO2 capture to combat climate change," said researcher Prashant Nagpal

Korvaa aiming to be world's first pair of headphones made out of microbes
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Korvaa aiming to be world's first pair of headphones made out of microbes

The headphone is made of yeast, fungus, biosynthetic spider silk, and mycelium-cellulose composite.

IIT Mandi scientists develop glass that removes pollutants from water using sunlight
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IIT Mandi scientists develop glass that removes pollutants from water using sunlight

This glass can be used by industries to de-contaminate wastewater and help curb air pollution.

Holy Mother! Scientists find environmentally safe way to create mother of pearl
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Holy Mother! Scientists find environmentally safe way to create mother of pearl

Using bacteria, scientist in New York found a way to grow nacre that is very close to the real thing.

Mars meteorite buried in Antarctica holds evidence of bacterial life on Red Planet
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Mars meteorite buried in Antarctica holds evidence of bacterial life on Red Planet

Mineralised forms of organic matter like different kinds of bacteria were found in the meteorite.

Scientists hunt for microbes under Antarctica to understand habitats on Mars, moons
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Scientists hunt for microbes under Antarctica to understand habitats on Mars, moons

They announced their discovery of microbes in the subglacial lake in 2013, receiving worldwide attention.