A particularly large bloom of phytoplankton have illuminated the Black Sea into a bright turquoise color.
A new bacterium found 1,000 feet underground in Lechuguilla Cave located at New Mexico has demonstrated resistance to multiple antibiotics, including the so-called "drugs of last resort" such as daptomycin.
The waters of Iran’s Lake Urmia appeared to be blood-red in a recent satellite image by NASA.
Mineral clues hidden within ancient molten rocks suggest life on the planet arose 300 million years ahead of previous estimates. This changes the way scientists view the Earth following its formation 4.5 billion years ago.
Marine food chains may crumble in the wake of warming oceans and acidification, according to a global marine analysis. Even the slightest environmental change could have a much broader impact on a wider range of species than we realize.
Researchers working in a bay in a lake in the Democratic Republic of Congo say they have found evidence that microbes created many of Earth's largest deposits of iron ore, simply by processing energy.
For a change, researches examined beach sand instead of beach water and found a surprising amount of pathogens that endanger beach goers. Here's what regulartors should be doing in light of these findings.
Trying to stay ahead of antibiotic-resistance among superbugs, researchers at MIT and Harvard have developed a new technology that targets bacteria.
Scientists have discovered a new deep-sea microbe that, as it turns out, represents a missing link in the evolution of complex life, according to new research.
Lying in deep-sea sediments are bacteria that have remained unchanged for the last two billion years, and this lack of evolution - the largest ever reported - is eluding scientists, new research says.
You have likely already heard how climate change is impacting various ecosystems across the world. Oceans in particular seems to be suffering, with essential coral communities literally falling to pieces. However, a new study has found that our land is suffering too, harshly affecting the invisible communities that keep our soil healthy and hearty for plant growth.
Experts have found that certain parts of the ocean may be more resistant to the adverse effects of oil spills than was previously thought. That's largely thanks to some naturally present oil eating-bacteria that inhabit certain bodies of water, such as the Gulf of Mexico. However, these organisms may be missing some key toxins, leaving humans to clean up a near-invisible mess.
Scientists are worried about Mars invaders of a different kind. These newly feared foes come in the form of microorganisms from Earth, and new research shows that they could potentially contaminate the Red Planet should we ever successfully make the trek there.