Jack Gilbert

The Secret World of Microbes

March 21, 2011

Since the time of Linnaeus, scientists have loved classifying the world around them. But while centuries of biologists have worked to collect and categorize the plants and animals of Earth, all that work likely only covers about a minute fraction of [Read more]

Life on Arsenic?

December 8, 2010

By now, you’ve probably heard about the “alien” arsenic bacteria discovered in a California lake…and if you’ve been following the story closely, you might have a neck ache from all the twists and turns. When word of a [Read more]