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Hall Upper Saddle River, NJ
Bacteria adapt properties
allowing them to present a wide array of coloring.
a third of all bottled drinking water purchased in the US is contaminated
You are more likely to be struck by lightning that to be eaten by a shark.
You are more likely to be infected by flesh-eating bacteria than you are
to be struck by lightning.
plastic headphones used on airplanes create a warm, moist environment in
the ear canal that is ideal for breeding bacteria. Wearing headphones for
just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.
have revived a 250 million year old bacterium, Bacillus
permians, that was discovered in salt crystals.
are thought to be made from carbon and dead
are an estimated 75 to 100 trillion cells in the human body. It is
believed by scientists that there are more bacteria in your body than the
number of cells in your body.
have discovered that bacteria
live and thrive in clouds.
from Mars may have traveled to Earth on Martian rocks that were strewn
into space by meteor collisions.
bacteria could be used to create an environment
on Mars that is similar to earth's environment.
Soap and water are more effective at killing germs than antibacterial
of bacteria, Wolbachia, has been known to change a sow bug
(aka, pill bug, rolly polly) from a male to a female.