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Microorganisms thrive in the low-stress environment of microgravity.
Microgravity can wreak havoc on the human body, but it lets microbes thrive. Space-based research studies just how zero gravity affects our tiniest microorganisms.
Bacteria also mutate more rapidly in space, becoming increasingly resistant to antibiotics. The Nanobiosym Genes experiment studies two strains of bacteria on the ISS and compares how they mutate in space to how the same organisms mutate on Earth.
The Microbial Tracking-1 investigation is monitoring the types of microbes on the ISS. The study will help scientists determine which microbes threaten crew health and why some microbes are more virulent in space.
And bacteria aren't the only things that flourish in space. Previous research found stem cells grow very well in microgravity. Astronauts are studying their progress with the Microgravity Expanded Stem Cells experiment, which lets them grow human stem cells on the ISS for use in clinical trials and medical therapies.
A full annular solar eclipse will cut across the state of Texas on Oct. 14, which could cause a dip in the state's solar energy production.
If you're not able to get to a place where you can see this eclipse, the next total solar eclipse is April 8, 2024.
NASA astronaut Frank Rubio will see his family in person for the first time in more than a year, after his unexpectedly lengthy time in space ended.
Toy Fair, in New York City, brings together not just toymakers but also investors, licensors and everyone who keeps the toy industry running.
United Airlines said it estimates drugs like Ozempic could save the airline at least $80 million a year.
You have about a month left before you need to worry about changing your clocks: In the U.S., Daylight Saving Time will end on Nov. 5.