Posts tagged Bacteria
Lake Retba lies just north of the Cap Vert peninsula in Senegal. The coloring, which can change to purple depending on the time of day, is caused by bacteria that thrives in the high-salinity environment. - From Amusing Planet.
Photo by: SPL / Barcroft Media
Ed note: Lake Baikal and more of the weirdest lakes in the world.
the world is just awesome.
fun fact: Zoonosis: n, plural (zo·on·o·ses) [-seez, -seez]): Pathology . any disease of animals communicable to humans.
With the flu season ready to hit its usual peak in November, health experts are growing increasingly concerned about people passing illnesses on to their pets.
The deadly H1N1 virus of recent years is of particular concern, with humans more likely to be the carriers and our pets the victims.
"We worry a lot about zoonosis, the transmission of diseases from animals to people, but most people don’t realize that humans can also pass diseases to animals."
— Christiane Loehr, Associate Professor, OSU College of Veterinary Medicine
Have We Already Colonized Mars?
To date, a total of a dozen U.S., Soviet, and European spacecraft have landed or crashed on Mars. They were all sterilized before leaving Earth, but were the procedures good enough to wipe out every last stowaway Earth bug?
…and might there now be a Mars coli Colony? The mind boggles…
Okay, this is kind of genius.
According to WashPo:
To promote the film, Warner Bros. Canada embraced the film’s theme and created two small billboards made entirely from bacteria.
A YouTube video shows the process in which “two large Petri dishes were inoculated with live bacteria including penicillin, mold and pigmented bacteria.”