Deep sea bacteria use selfishness to their advantage

Some bathypelagic bacteria have found a way to maximize their energy intake by taking food into their cells before breaking it down

Bacteria can live without food for over 1000 days

Nearly three years without food drives innovative survival strategies

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Scientists harness a rare true blue color from nature — in red cabbage

Chemists gave this natural pigment an extra blue boost with aluminum ions

Pets harbor different microbes from their wild relatives

Swapping the diets of wild and domesticated animals could only explain some of the microbial differences

A woman laying on a couch holding her stomach

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Microbes in your gut might be impairing your memory

Gut microbes send different signals to the brain in people with obesity

Misinformation is keeping invasive, destructive lionfish around

New study suggests better scientific dissemination could put lionfish on the menu and protect native habitats

Eating a high-fat diet could change your brain for the worse

Research in mice shows how fatty foods alter the brain's response to healthy foods

Eating more fiber could help you handle stress better

Some dietary fibers are converted to fatty acids, which are linked to cortisol levels in your blood

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This extinct reptile was a righty, research shows

Like toads and cats, Captorhinus aguti seems to prefer its right side when munching

Why don't banana-flavored candies taste like bananas?

They do, they just taste like your great-grandfather's banana (or a pear, depending on who you ask)