Bacteria

Watch TED Talks and find articles about bacteria -- how they communicate, how they interact with us, and how they grow.

Video playlists about Bacteria

The fabulous life of germs

8 talks • 1h 47m
Germs -- they get around. Learn what their travels and overall existence can teach us about not just ourselves, but the past, present and future of humanity.

Exclusive articles about Bacteria

The ongoing quest to build life from scratch

A synthetic biologist has created artificial cells that can “talk” to natural cells — but are they really alive? How does one go about building a living cell from non-living com...

For healthier buildings, just add bacteria?

Just like a human being, a house or office has its own microbiome, with good and bad microorganisms. One researcher has a targeted idea: to customize our spaces with the right m...

Can your biome make you fat?

Is there a correlation between your biome and your BMI? In her new book, Why Diets Make Us Fat, neuroscientist Sandra Aamodt sheds light on this tangled, cryptic relationship. T...