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Earth Attacks!

NASA has landed on the surface of Mars with a robot which tweets in first person. U.S. President Obama declares victory for America, and Twitter ‘explodes’. The intergalactic space war has begun…

What’s In A Name? Sometimes Everything!

They didn’t call it facile, they called it difficile.  Spore-forming bacteria are like the Jedi of the bacterial world.  Sure they can be defeated, but it is no small undertaking.

I Like To Play With Bacteria

Wherein guest contributor Adam Bernstein tells us that, with all apologies to Denis Leary, there is in fact a cure for cancer.  All we need to do is convince Deinococcus radiodurans to help us.  Now what the hell is Deinococcus radiodurans?