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Cellular & Microscopic Biology

Cellular and microscopic biology allow scientists to study cells and microorganisms. Cellular biology is the study of cells, including their structure and function. Microbiology is the study of microorganisms, which include algae, bacteria, and viruses.

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Chloroplasts Are the Plant Cells That Manufacture Energy

Chloroplasts are where some of the most miraculous chemistry on Earth goes down.

How Close Are We to Creating a Universal Blood Type?

Blood transfusions are required in the U.S. every two seconds. That's why the research from the Withers Lab, which converted Type A blood to universal donor blood using bacteria, is so groundbreaking.

How Photosynthesis Captures Light and Powers Life on Earth

No life, except possibly very small bacteria, would exist on Earth without photosynthesis.

The Fungi Amongi Are the Great Decomposers

Yep, fungi are all around us — in the grocery store, in the woods or living on your discolored toenail. And fungi can break down almost anything.

How Free Radicals Affect Your Body

When an electron loses its partner, it creates a free radical. So is that free radical now potentially hazardous to your health?

Here's How Plant and Animal Cells Are Different

While plant and animal cells are strikingly similar, the main difference between them is that plant cells are able to create their own food and animal cells cannot.

Men's Beards Carry More Bacteria Than Dogs' Fur, Study Suggests

While researchers can't say from this small study whether hairy men are inherently germier than the rest of the human race, the results are startling.

Why Are Australia's Pink Lakes Pink?

This stunning sight is totally natural and totally cool.

This Science Experiment Will Run for 500 Years

Scientists started an experiment back in 2014 that will run for 500 years. The first results were recently published. So, what have they found so far?

Tons of Life Found Deep Within Earth's Surface

Could these incredible new organisms provide clues about how life might exist in other areas on Earth — or even on other planets?

Scientists Call for a Global Germ Bank

Researchers are calling for a new "Noah's Ark" to store microbes that might one day be valuable.

Earth's Oldest Color Was Pink

Scientists have found that ancient fossilized chlorophyll was dark red and purple in its concentrated form, which means that when diluted by water or soil, it would have lent a pink cast to earth and sea.

Saharan Dust: The Good, the Bad and the Gritty

Dust traveling over the Atlantic from North Africa feeds both phytoplankton that makes the oxygen we breath and the bacteria that could kill us.

Scientists Find Antarctic Microbes That Live on Air Alone

Scientists have found microbes in Antarctica that somehow survive just on gases in the atmosphere. This could have some exciting possibilities for determining how alien life on other planets could stay alive.

Could Gut Bacteria Become the Next Sports Drink?

The mass of microorganisms swarming inside your favorite elite athlete's body may be a great business opportunity.

Scientists Control Cells With Light, Make Cool Artwork

But the artwork is just the beginning of how scientists hope to boss around engineered bacteria.

Our Gut Microbes Have Circadian Rhythms, Too — And They Might Own Us

We've known for while that our microbiomes affect our health, but new research suggest their circadian rhythms are tightly interconnected with ours.

Study Suggests Early Antibiotics Could Affect Adult Health and Behavior

A new study conducted on mice found a change in anxiety and aggression, and that probiotics could mediate any changes.

Your Walk Is So Distinct It Can Reveal Deep Personality Traits

New studies suggests your gait may be able to predict something deeper than just a temporary mood.

Germs May Help Shape Our Personalities

It's all connected! Recent rodent research suggests that immune responses and social behavior may be more intertwined than we realized.

Superbugs Found at Rio Olympic Swimming Spots

With 51 days and counting until the Olympics, Rio's busy dealing with yet another crisis: the presence of super bacteria at many of the Olympic swimming holes.

What's the Oldest Living Thing on Earth?

Trees? Fungus? Bacteria? It all kind of depends on how you define "alive" ... and how you define "thing," as this BrainStuff video explains.

Cheerleaders Help Discover Bacteria That Grows Better In Zero-Gravity

Citizen scientists collected bacteria strains to send to the International Space Station. All grew exactly the same as on Earth — except for one, which grew much faster.

Slimy Bacteria Inch Toward the Light

As if you needed another reason to find slime weird, researchers revealed that it moves toward light with tiny tentacles.

Frozen Virus Gets Second Chance, 30,000 Years Later

Ancient, frozen viruses are destined for resurrection anyway, as climate change continues. Researchers figure we might as well see what humanity is up against.

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