Did Methane-spewing microbes wiped out life from earth 252 mn years ago?

According to researchers, around 252 million years ago, microbes which are believed to produce methane caused a major disaster may have led to the mass extinction in earth`s history.

Ancient microbes found in salty, ice-sealed Antarctic lake

Scientists have discovered abundant and diverse metabolically active bacteria in the brine of an Antarctic lake sealed under more than 65 feet of ice, shedding light on the limits of life in extreme environments.

Third of Earth`s organisms live in rocks, sediments

A third of the Earth`s organisms live in our planet`s rocks and sediments - and the amount could even be greater undersea than what we find on the surface, scientists say.

CSMCRI discovers microbe to manufacture bio-degradable plastic

In what is being considered a breakthrough, a Bhavnagar-based central institute has discovered a microbe that lives in waters, to manufacture bio-degradable plastic using a by-product of Jatropha plant.

Viral phenomenon: Ancient microbe invaded human DNA

Humans carry in their genome the relics of an animal virus that infected their forerunners at least 40 million years ago, according to research published Wednesday by the British science journal Nature.

Viral phenomenon: Ancient microbe invaded human DNA

Humans carry in their genome the relics of an animal virus that infected their forerunners at least 40 million years ago, according to research published Wednesday by the British science journal Nature.

Why doesn`t cheating pay in the amoeba world

Cheaters may prosper in the short term, but they are doomed to fail, at least in the microscopic world of amoebas, say researchers.