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The Earth Microbiome Project aims to catalog all of the world’s microbial communities. (G.M. King)

Scientists say there are more bacteria in the ocean than stars in the universe, yet little is known about them. A new study outlines the “crazy idea” that led to a project described by one scientist as the “Google database for microbes.”

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Up to 40 percent of women take antibiotics late in their pregnancies or while nursing. A new study rethinks the common practice of prescribing such drugs when they aren’t warranted.

Microbiome Project, Bees, Music Training & Higgs Boson

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Neil Shubin

We go inside the brains of bees. Our science guy, Neil Shubin, joins us to talk about bee personalities, the impact of music training on aging, and more news in Scientific Chicago.

Sea Slugs, Virtual Therapy, LGBT Suicide

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Neil Shubin

Our science guy, Neil Shubin, joins us to talk about sea slug brains, a therapist app for your smartphone and more in Scientific Chicago.