(CNN) — A Royal Caribbean cruise ship returned to Florida on Saturday after hundreds of passengers contracted a gastrointestinal illness. During the five-night cruise, 332 cases of the illness were reported,
A mysterious bacterium found in up to half of all colon tumors also travels with the cancer as it spreads, researchers reported on Thursday. Whether the bacterium, called Fusobacterium nucleatum, actually
During the Cold War, Vozrozhdeniya Island was a top-secret testing ground for deadly Soviet super-pathogens. Despite over two decades of abandonment, their legacy lives on. On the Kazakh-Uzbek border,
Sharing a life means sharing your microbes. You’re more bacteria than you are you. And since you’re already sharing the rest of yourself with your partner—your bed, your shower, your saliva—it makes sense
Benjamin Wolfe sticks his nose into a Ziploc bag and takes a whiff. "Ooh! That's actually kind of nice," he says. Inside the bag is a pungent, beige goop. It's a sourdough starter — a slurry of water,
Q. I’ve been a swimmer for years. Now I am a bit worried about the chemical absorption of chlorine and other additives, including other people’s body products, in swimming pools. Is this a legitimate A.
Scientists are paying increasing attention to the “indoor microbiome,” the billions of bacteria, viruses and fungi that we share our homes and offices with. But not all those micro-organisms are bad for
Dr. Mark Sklansky, a self-described germaphobe, can't stop thinking about how quickly microbes can spread. "If I am at a computer terminal or using a phone or opening a door, I know my hands are now contaminated,