When water stagnates in pipes, harmful metals and bacteria can accumulate and make people sick. Buildings that were shut down for weeks during the pandemic may be at risk.
Don't think you're alone when working from home - the typical office desk has more than 10 million bacteria. Here's how to stop your WFH setup leaving you needing sick leave.
Bacteria can become more deadly and antibiotic-resilient in space. And while more research is needed to figure out how severe the risks are, they could be catastrophic.
The atmosphere has a microbiome of bacteria, viruses and fungi that travel around the world on highways in the sky.
Lorna Jane landed in hot water this week after promoting a new line of its activewear as "antiviral". They've pulled back, but are still claiming the line is antibacterial – and that's worrying too.
Finally, an answer to a long-bubbling question: What works best – bar or liquid soap?
The COVID-19 pandemic has boosted interest in home gardening. Three scientists who garden explain some basic methods for controlling common insects and microbes that can spoil your crop.
Climate models have been overestimating how much sunlight hits the Southern Ocean. This is because the clouds there are different from clouds anywhere else. Bacterial DNA helped us understand why.
OM85 harnesses molecules extracted from bacteria, and has shown promise in preventing severe respiratory infections. It seems to work by training the immune system.
_S. pneumoniae_, the bacteria responsible for pneumonia, causes about one million deaths each year. Now we know how it uses the sugar raffinose to spread through the body to cause disease.
Research has yet to support the theory that cash can spread the coronavirus.
A CSIRO survey has found many people are confused about common infections, believing antibiotics can treat colds, flu and other viruses. This could fuel a dangerous rise in drug-resistant superbugs.
New research expands the pool of habitable worlds to include super-Earths with hydrogen-rich atmospheres.
Office buildings have been left mostly empty for weeks amid the coronavirus pandemic, leaving standing water in pipes where harmful organisms can grow. What happens when those buildings reopen?
Misuse of common cleaning products or hand sanitisers can lead to antimcrobial resistance in bacteria.
That smell you detect after it rains is part of a chemical language between bacteria and animals.
The science of making reagents, the chemicals needed for the COVID-19 finger-prick test.
Most commercial hand sanitizers are mainly alcohol, but forget about hitting the liquor store and mixing your own.
When the holes – also called ‘eyes’ – don’t appear in a batch, cheesemakers say the cheese is 'blind.'
Knowing what genes cause antibiotic resistance -- and where they are in the body -- is critical for preventing further antibiotic resistance.