Rumpelstiltskin could spin straw into gold. These bacteria do him one better. They basically poop it out. The bacterium C. metallidurans lives in soils with lots of toxic heavy metals. They make it in the tough environment by taking in the metals, processing them, and pooping out tiny gold nuggets. This Valentine’s Day, for the person who has everything…
Sound of the Week
Hot flashes hit me, so hard
Make me say, oh my lord
Why are, you sending me
On a rollercoaster ride, getting so sweaty
It’s no GOOD
When the hormones are down…
This week on Science for the People we are talking about menopause! I’m speaking with Lynnette Sievert (I admit, she’s my new science crush), about what studies of culture can contribute to our knowledge of menopause, and with the fabulous Lauren Drogos about the symptoms of menopause beyond the hot flash. And yes, you were meant to read that in an MC Hammer voice.
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