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The Gunk Inside Our Noses Is Being Used to Produce the Next Great Antibiotic

Scientists have discovered a microbe in the human nose that produces an antibiotic lethal to the MRSA superbug, among others. The discovery could lead to powerful new therapies to treat problematic bacterial infections, while also demonstrating the potential for the human body to produce bug-killing compounds. Read more… Continue Reading from the Source

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Nope, Urine Is Not Sterile

Urine consists of urea, water, sodium, potassium, and other chemical compounds. For a long time, people who watched too many survival shows and even doctors thought urine was germ-free. As it turns out, urine isn’t sterile when it leaves your body. Read more… Continue Reading from the Source

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Forget Sea Monkeys, the Dino Sphere Is the Novelty Bio-Kit of the Future

Remember Sea Monkeys? Remember how disappointed you were when you found out they weren’t really humanoid organisms, but boring old brine shrimp? Now there’s a nifty alternative: the Dino Sphere, a decorative glass sphere that houses thousands of plankton. Swirl the sphere a little at night, and those plankton will emit a bright blue glow. […]

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Forget Sea Monkeys, the Dino Sphere Is the Novelty Bio-Kit of the Future

Remember Sea Monkeys? Remember how disappointed you were when you found out they weren’t really humanoid organisms, but boring old brine shrimp? Now there’s a nifty alternative: the Dino Sphere, a decorative glass sphere that houses thousands of plankton. Swirl the sphere a little at night, and those plankton will emit a bright blue glow. […]

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Smart Video Reveals How Antibiotics May Have Created a Dangerous Apocalyptic Scenario

Kurzgesagt details the “antibiotic apocalypse” in their latest video and it’s a doozy. Basically, our willy nilly use of antibiotics to treat illness and our irresponsible antibiotic use in animals have created bacteria that have become superbugs that are now immune to those antibiotics and could lead to a pandemic. Luckily, it’s not all bad! […]

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