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Gardens of Dust

Alexander Parry Lady Science
Just as household bacteriologists used kitchen experiments to instruct ordinary Americans about germs, so too can we reproduce these experiments to let students discover the complexities of turn-of-the-century germ theory for themselves.

Meet the Trillions of Viruses That Make up Your Virome

David Pride and Chandrabali Ghose The Conversation
The race is on to find those viruses in our viromes that have already figured out how to protect us from the bad guys, while leaving the good bacteria intact.

A Conductor of Evolution’s Subtle Symphony

Stephanie Bucklin Quanta
At first, the biologist Richard Lenski thought his long-term experiment on evolution might last for 2,000 generations. Nearly three decades and over 65,000 generations later, he’s still amazed by evolution’s “awesome inventiveness.”
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