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People are 'de-worming' themselves using digestive supplements, but experts say they're just flushing out good bacteria

Peter Cade/Getty Images TikTokers use digestive supplements to deworm their gut. ParaGuard flushes out some users' systems and they find dead worms
A glimpse into the ocean's biological carbon pump
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A glimpse into the ocean's biological carbon pump

Marine snow is an organic material shower that seeps into deep sea waters from the top layers of the water. 2017 Gulf of Mexico Seabed, Credit: NOAA
Yeast and bacteria together biosynthesize plant hormones for weed control
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Yeast and bacteria together biosynthesize plant hormones for weed control

Credit: CC0 Public Domain The hormones plants use to regulate their growth and development include strigolactones which prevent branching and
The microbial molecule that turns plants into zombies
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The microbial molecule that turns plants into zombies

Arabidopsis gets witches' broom from Phytoplasma by SAP05 Credit: John Innes Centre Parasitic bacteria has discovered a new manipulation method to
Men fart more when eating a plant-based diet due to good gut bacteria
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Men fart more when eating a plant-based diet due to good gut bacteria

Good gut bacteria is promoted by plant-based foods Shutterstock / Megan Betteridge Researchers have discovered that men who eat plant-based diets
Sex can relieve nasal congestion, and other work honored by 2021 Ig Nobels.
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Sex can relieve nasal congestion, and other work honored by 2021 Ig Nobels.

Scientists are never satisfied with their work and can sometimes be compelled to do research in unexpected directions. They might be exploring sex
Study: Space Station Drinking Water Is Teeming With Bacteria
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Study: Space Station Drinking Water Is Teeming With Bacteria

We can send them a filter, or some other item. Colonizing Space Imagine if you've ever looked at the water supply on an airplane with suspicion. Now
Living sensors probe mysteries of the gut
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Living sensors probe mysteries of the gut

Schematic showing the use of magnetic hydrogel devices containing living sensors for studying the gut. Credit: Xinyue Liu et al The last decade has
These fridge-free COVID-19 vaccines are grown in plants and bacteria
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These fridge-free COVID-19 vaccines are grown in plants and bacteria

Credit: CC0 Public Domain The University of California San Diego has developed COVID-19 vaccine candidate candidates. These vaccine candidates can
Scientists Watch Bacteria Fix Broken DNA in Real Time to See Exactly How It's Done
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Scientists Watch Bacteria Fix Broken DNA in Real Time to See Exactly How It's Done

Most organisms can make the difference between life and death by fixing genetic breaks quickly and perfectly. Even the simplest changes to a