Bacteria Growing On The International Space Station Has Mutated Into Something Never Before Seen On Earth

You might think of bacteria as something to be avoided – a little bug that can make you sick and ruin your perfectly good weekend. And while it is that, bacteria is also everywhere. There are harmful sorts, but others that are neutral and even some that are helpful to our bodies and environment. What’s …

Universal Donor Blood Could Be Within Reach Thanks To A Bacteria Found In Our Guts

The recent pandemic reminded all of us how important donor blood is, and how we are collectively always a little too close to running out. Scientists have been working on ways to make all blood types able to be transfused “universally” to bridge the gap, and thanks to a recent enzyme discovery, they could be …

‘Arby’s, we grow the meats’: Expert tests Arby’s water for bacteria, gets results he’s ‘never seen’

In an intriguing series of TikTok clips that have amassed a staggering 5.7 million views, microbiologist Tim (@whatmightgrow) embarks on a scientific exploration of fast-food water. This viral series starts with Tim revealing his intention to test the water from a local Arby’s, sparking curiosity and concern among viewers about what might be lurking in …

Your Keyboard May Contain More Bacteria Than Your Toilet Seat

Feb. 13, 2024 –When it comes to the germiest objects around, here’s a gross one: Your keyboard may contain more bacteria than a toilet seat.  The concentrations and variety of bacteria on a keyboard surface are “disturbing,” said Josh Gordon, who specializes in the intersection of health and the digital world at Geonode, an online …

Can Reheating Rice Kill You? Bacteria Might Be Festering

Reheating rice can lead to food poisoning, but it isn’t your every day sort of bacteria. Rice is special in terms of “leftover” foods. By Alex West Feb. 2 2024, Published 8:21 a.m. ET Misinformation can spread quickly on the internet and some can even be life or death. A video recently went viral that …

‘200 times more bacteria than a toilet seat’: Woman shares hack for cleaning cutting boards, gets trolled

A woman on TikTok has been trolled for claiming that the average cutting board has “200 times more fecal bacteria than a toilet seat.” @np.miranda Needless to say, I was really grossed out when I found out this fact so here is an easy way to clean your cutting board! ##woodencuttingboardcleaning##woodencuttingboard##diy##germs##germsbegone##viral##fyp ♬ Begin The Beguine …

‘There’s a very specific bacteria that thrives in this environment and produces a toxin.’ Food Experts Warns About The Dangers Of Eating Food That’s Been Left Out At Room Temperature

This is important folks, so we want you to read closely and pay attention! A sports dietician named Kyndall Weir posted a video on TikTok and warned people about eating food that has been left out at room temperature for a long time. Kyndall started her video with a stitch to another video where a …

The world's monster plastic problem could be thwarted by mutant bacteria

Plastic has been taking over our world for a while now. You may not think too much about it, but plastic is a global crisis. A recent rundown in The National Review reveals that more than 8 million tons of plastic is regularly deposited in the ocean. It’s killing sea life, endangering coral reefs, and …

Old-School Printer Helps Scientists Spot Bacteria in Blood

March 20, 2023 — When a bacterial infection reaches the bloodstream, every second is critical. The patient’s life is on the line. Yet blood tests to identify bacteria take hours to days. While waiting, doctors often prescribe broad-spectrum antibiotics in hopes of killing whatever germ may be at fault.  Someday soon, that wait time could …

Gut Bacteria May Be Responsible for Post-Diet Weight Gain

Anyone who has ever lost weight on a diet has probably experienced the crushing defeat of watching the pounds come rushing back when the dieting stops. A new study may have identified a specific gut bacterium responsible for post-dieting weight gain. Photo Credit: Pexels The research, published in Nature Metabolism, used ten short-term, low-calorie dieting …