In most situations in the wild, animals develop abilities to help them avoid being eaten. The chameleon, for example, can change its color to avoid being seen by predators. What’s less usual, are animals or organisms that develop abilities that do the opposite, i.e. develop traits that encourage... Read More
For a holiday card, my wife and I made a Christmas Tree with bioluminescent ornaments. The video shows how the tree looks in natural light, and then by its own light. The bacterium is Photobacterium leiognathi, isolated by Ned Ruby and Eric Stabb in Hawai'i. This is another example of where mi... Read More
This video examines how the discovery and examination of microbes in meteorites suggests that the planet Mars could have supported life in the same way as Earth. Read More
Researchers say the Gulf of Mexico is filled with a hidden treasure — treasure that could help cure deadly diseases.
University of Florida scientists are tracking bacteria they say could become medicine's newest secret weapon.
In the warm waters off Craig Key, Hendrik Luesch, a UF College of P... Read More
This video explores the ways in which humans are learning to exploit microbes to produce medicines, fuel and food.
In this video, experts reveal how the natural processes of microbes are used to fight disease.
This video examines just how critical microbes are to life on Earth with their role in nitrogen fixation -- providing the essential elements that we need to survive. Read More
Speaker: David Chang (momofuku)
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How do microbes destroy the food that we eat and how has humankind sought out different ways of preserving foodstuffs?
This video looks at the microbial origins of the Black Death.
In this video we look at the origins of beer and brewing in Ancient Egypt, and the role microbes play in the process.
Learn more about the issue of dual use research in the life sciences by watching the following educational video produced by the NIH. Read More
A great video made with legos about the history of microbiology. Read More
Parents are buying lollipops licked by children with chickenpox to infect their kids in order to avoid the vaccine.
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A classic film archived by CreativeCommonsTV about the benefits and dangers of microbes. Read More
Jonathan Eisen wants to make a field guide for microbes. Eisen, who is a professor at the University of California at Davis, likens what he wants to create to the field guides that exist for birds. With DNA sequencing and better tools, Eisen thinks we can map the diversity of microbes on humans ... Read More
This video accompanies the bacterial blight in soybean article in Pest&Crop Issue 13, July 1, 2011. Here Kiersten shows and explains bacterial blight, and now the warmer weather has allowed soybean to out-grow the disease. Read More
I was honored to present the Keynote Address at the XXII meeting of the Brazilian Virology Society on 23 October 2011. In my talk entitled The World of Viruses, given to an audience of 640 virologists, I shared my enthusiasm for these amazing microbes by discussing ten seminal virologists and te... Read More
Google Tech Talk - September 30, 2011
Scientific American placed Professor Eshel Ben-Jacob and Dr. Itay Baruchi's creation of a type of organic memory chip on its list of the year's 50 most significant scientific discoveries in 2007. For the last decade, he has pioneered the field of Systems ... Read More
Ralph is a non-dual, spiritual alchemist and social activist. He is bridging many worlds: the business with the ethical, the psychological with the spiritual, the Chinese Zen tradition with Sufism and Yoga. He teaches various forms of meditation and the practical application of eastern philosoph... Read More