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A Seemingly Never-Ending Microscopic Zoom Reveals The Gross Tiny Germs

Briefly: BoingBoing says this crazy zooming GIF is that of an amphipod. Or well, it starts with an amphipod and then moves into diatom and then reveals the bacterium. It’s totally gross to imagine all the little invisible critters and germs on any given surface at any given time.


This Water Bottle Filters All Germs As You Drink

Worry about dirty water when you’re travelling, biking or hiking and don’t want to fuss with a complicated, heavy filter or pollute the taste of your drinking water with chemical treatments? This new Naked Filter from Liquidity promises to remove “99.9999%” of bacteria and protozoa as you sip.


A Jacket That Protects You From Germs On Public Transport

You know what’s worse than bedbugs in hotels? All the parasites and invisible germs you don’t see while taking public transport. You might as well be rolling around in a petri dish when you step on a bus, unless you have protection. Say, litres of hand sanitiser, or Betabrand’s new germ-fighting transit jacket.


Science Says Not To Wash Your Chicken Before You Cook It

Here’s something to bring up the next time you’re eating after being a winner winner: you don’t actually have to wash the raw chicken with water before you cook it.


Your Next Smartphone Screen Will Be Able To Disinfect Itself

Your phone is filthy. Anything that’s getting rubbed by your grimy little fingers on a ridiculously regular basis is going to be far from pristine. But Corning can help. Its newest revision of Gorilla Glass is not only ridiculously resilient, it also kills pesky germs all by itself.


These Are The Bacteria Lurking On Your Phone

Sure, your phone might look clean, but it isn’t really. In fact, it’s covered in bacteria — and this image shows how horrible they are.


How To Safely Eat Fallen Food With The 5-Second Rule

Who among us hasn’t quickly reclaimed a floor cookie when no one was looking? If nobody’s seen: it didn’t happen and it’s not dirty. Well, not quite.


Everything You Need To Battle Those Terrifying Invisible Invaders: Germs

You can’t see ‘em, you can’t smell ‘em, and you certainly can’t feel ‘em — but you just know your body and your home is crawling with microscopic invaders who’ll do everything they can to make you sick. Gerrrrrms!


We're Sending Germs To Mars

What happens when living organisms are bombarded with cosmic radiation for years on end? We don’t know, unless comic books are allowed into the discussion. But an upcoming mission will put earthling microbes in the crossfire en route to Mars.


Sorry, Freezing Your Jeans Will Not Ungross Them

Your jeans in the freezer: It’s a recipe for shrinkage of the worst kind, plus it won’t do anything to clean your jeans despite Levi’s recommendation to do so.


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