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It’s about sustainability: Every day is Earth Day

Ok. It’s been a week now since Earth Day. Are there any sustained changes in your lifestyle? I did find out that Earth Day started 38 years ago. Before Earth Day, I can remember the “Don’t be a Litterbug” Campaign in the 1960’s. Before that...

Earth Day and Beyond

Today is Earth Day. I don’t know how many years we have been recognizing this day but it seems to have grown into a meaningful reminder for us of our responsibility to maintain this planet. I have recently been researching about “Living Green” concepts in...

Warning: Easter Baby Chicks Can Harbor Salmonella

Stop! Resist the temptation to get the children a baby chick as part of your Easter/Spring celebration. Tagging along with those irresistible baby chicks many families “adopt” during Easter season, is a nanobug that you surely didn’t want to bring into your home: Salmonella enteritidis....

Mosquitoes spread West Nile Virus

It is time for the West Nile Virus nanobug to start showing up. This nanobug was first detected in the Western Hemisphere in 1999 and has spread rapidly across North America since then. Mosquitoes carry the West Nile Virus to humans from infected birds.   So...

What are Nanobugs?

Nanobugs are cartoon microbes that entertain and educate people about practical microbiology. They are the unique combination science and our imagination. The Nanobugs characters represent bacteria, viruses and fungi (microbes). The bacteria and fungi Nanobugs are “morphologically correct”. That means the characters are shaped as...