A 540 million year-old microscopic protist sex mystery is solved

How tiny, shelled protists reproduce helps explain their strange evolutionary patterns

Viruses exploit marine bacteria for energy

These minuscule interactions could have ripple effects on global carbon dioxide levels

Cyanobacteria detach their antennae to stop growing when space is limited

This new finding may make it easier for researchers to study these organisms, which have many practical applications, in the lab

Algae are eating microplastics. From there, they can climb up the food chain to us

Freshwater microbes can absorb components of microplastics before getting eaten by other creatures

Melting sea ice gives phytoplankton the space to pump out cloud-forming gasses

With warming temperatures, microscopic plankton are creating big clouds that could further affect Arctic temperatures

How atmospheric dust might help cool the planet

New research suggests an old idea of geoengineering has more merit than long suspected

To predict the future of Southern California's seas, scientists are looking to the past

The west's dramatic coastlines have masked rising tides, but that doesn’t mean the future is dry