This Teacher’s Neat (But Extremely Gross) Experiment For Her Students Has Gone Viral

By: James Felton/IFL Science  Teaching children to love science can be difficult. Getting kids to wash their hands can be even more so. Well, one teacher in Gray’s Creek, North Carolina, has managed to do both for her class in one foul, really gross swoop. In a post that’s gone viral on Facebook, Donna Gill Allen showed off…

Bacteria In Your Coughs And Sneezes Can Stay Alive In The Air For Up To 45 Minutes

By: Jacinta Bowler/Science Alert  Researchers have developed a new technique to study how a common disease-causing bacterium can spread and remain in the environment after coughing or sneezing – and the results are not pretty. The team has found that a subset of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a bacterial species associated with hospital infections, expelled from a sneeze…