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E. Coli Bacteria Made This Image of the Mona Lisa

Scientists created this picture of the Mona Lisa using genetically modified E. coli bacteria. Such teeny little artists! Read More >>

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Let Me Tell You About the Violent Diarrhoea I Got From ‘Raw’ River Water

Going into college, I thought I understood all of the different ways poop could look. My digestion is generally bad, and my eating habits don’t help. But after returning from a four-day-long river trip, I realised just how naive a pooper I was. Read More >>

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This New Gadget Could Detect Food Contamination in Minutes

When an outbreak of food poisoning hits, we trace our culinary steps backwards in an attempt to untangle the cause, hopefully before it can hit again. But a new sensor could radically change all that. Read More >>

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E. Coli Move Around Like Mutant Sperm

Bacteria have been swimming before anything else in the world was walking, but we know relatively little about their method of locomotion. New research shows how bacteria use their flagella to run and tumble their way through a gooey medium. Read More >>

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This Smartphone Spoilage Sensor Knows if Your Meal Is Tainted

That burger you just ate may not have smelled suspect but if it harboured E. coli you could be in for a few days of food poisoning. A new phone-based imaging device could one day spot the gut-busting bugs before they make you sick. Read More >>

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This Neon Sign Is Alive And It May Save Your Life One Day

This neon sign is made of millions of living fluorescent Escherichia coli, a rod-shaped bacterium that lives in our intestines. Biologists and bioengineers at University of California, San Diego, synchronised them to glow at the same time. Read More >>