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Sunday, 13 September 2009 18:23

MRSA, a super-resistant germ, hits the beach

A University of Washington study has found the bacterium Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, in marine water and beach sand on the coast of Washington and California—the first time the superbug has ever been discovered on beaches.

Published in Health
A NASA-funded study has hypothesized that about 2.5 billion years ago two types of single-celled microbes came together to produce a new organism that was (for the first time) able to take in sunlight to produce oxygen. At a time in which Earth did not have oxygen in its atmosphere, this newly formed creature produced oxygen and, subsequently, made it possible for humans to exist.

Published in Biology
Wednesday, 12 August 2009 18:13

Sandy hands may harbor bacteria

A study performed by researchers of the U.S. Geological Survey found that beach sand contains bacteria from fecal matter and various viruses.

Published in Health



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