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Mounting data suggest antibacterial soaps do more harm than good

But the data that have washed up on the cleansers in recent years suggest that they actually do more harm than good—for you, those around you, and the environment.Scientists report that common antibacterial compounds found in those soaps, namely triclosan and triclocarban, may increase the risk of infections, alter the gut microbiome, and spur bacteria to become resistant to prescription antibiotics. read more

Experimental battery uses bacteria to charge and recharge

A group of researchers from The Netherlands has devised a new biological battery that charges and discharges with the aid of bacteria.They’ve tested this system on the small scale and managed 15 charge cycles in a row. read more