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How Bacteria “Talk”

Molecular biologist Bonnie Bassler discovered that bacteria “talk” to each other, using a chemical language that lets them coordinate defense and mount attacks. The finding has stunning implications for medicine — and our understanding of ourselves.

Eat Off Your Toilet Seat

Believe it or not, your toilet is actually one of the cleanest places in your house, despite its function. Research has shown that cutting boards, dish towels and sponges have FAR more fecal bacteria on them than your toilet seat, highlighting the sophisticated scientific ways we have of detecting bacteria as well as the sophisticated natural ways our bodies have of taking care of low levels of that harmful bacteria. Hank Green reports in the SciShow.

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