Posts tagged with ‘bacteria’


Mind Hacks: A classification of royal stalkers 'A fascinating new study on the types of people who stalk or harass the British Royal Family has just been published online by the journal Psychological Medicine. A group of forensic psychologists examined, by hand, twenty thousand files held by SO14, the Metropolitan Police Service's Royalty Protection unit, […]

Microcosm by Carl Zimmer

Full title: Microcosm: E. Coli and the New Science of Life. The bacteria Escherichia coli is best known for occasionally causing food poisoning outbreaks, but most strains of it are harmless and indeed a normal part of our gut flora. It’s also one of the most-studied life forms on earth because, like fruit flies and […]


Amoebas may vomit E. coli on your greens – New Scientist ‘A laboratory study has found that food pathogens survive being eaten by protozoa living on spinach and lettuce. The temporary asylum might help bacteria stick onto leafy greens or resist efforts to kill them before packaging.’ ( tags: amoebae bacteria ) Ancient bird is […]