Media Coverage of microBEnet

Media Coverage of microBEnet activities and microBEnet personnel

Project MERCCURI. 

  • Debunking Germophobia | Buzzsaw (4-2-15) link
  • Microbes of Pop Warner Cheerleaders in Outer Space! | Pop Warner (2-16-15) link
  • Forget the Super Bowl, Microbes Are Playing Sports in Outer Space | Motherboard (2-1-15) link
  • A first look at how our germs are behaving in space | WHYY Radio, Philadelphia (12-18-14) link
  • Buzz Aldrin’s Foot, Ben Franklin’s Foot. and Orlando Magic NBA Team’s Feet | Space Head News (12-12-14) link
  • Space to Ground NASA report for week of 12/12/12 link
  • Cheerleaders send microbe payload to ISS with Project MERCCURI | SpaceFlight Insider TV News (5-2-14) link
  • Sue goes to space | Hill City Prevailer News (5-1-14) link
  • University of California Davis Experiment Launches with NASA Cargo to Space | SpaceRef (4-29-14) link
  • Microbes, spacecraft, and cheerleaders: The ISS payload story of Project MERCCURI | The Space Review (4-28-14) link
  • Germs in space! NASA launches WHYY microbe to observe in microgravity | WHYY Radio, Philadelphia (4-24-14) link
  • SpaceX delivers microbes from dinosaur bones to ISS | The Space Reporter (4-23-14) link
  • Germs in Space | Airspace Blog (4-21-14) link
  • Space X takes KARE 11 microbes into space | Kare11 TV News (4-21-14) link
  • ‘Science Cheerleaders’ Send Experiment into Space | ABC-7 TV News (4-18-14) link
  • The SpaceX Launch Is Sending Dinosaur Microbes to the Space Station | Gizmodo (4-18-14) link
  • What Do NFL Cheerleaders, Tesla Founder Elon Musk, Toilet Bacteria, And The Space Station Have In Common? | 99.7 Now (4-18-14) link
  • SpaceX Rocket Launches To Space Station After Long Delay | AP Wire (4-18-14) link
  • Why SpaceX Is About to Launch Dinosaur Microbes and Toilet Germs Into Space | Motherboard (4-18-14) link
  • Sue the dinosaur heads to the final frontier | WBEZ Chicago Radio (4-17-14) link
  • Yes, NASA Has A Good Reason Sending Germs From Beloved Dinosaur Into Space | Huffington Post (4-15-14) link
  • 5 Weird Things Launching Into Space on SpaceX’s Dragon Spacecraft Monday | Space.com (4-14-14) link
  • Sue the T. rex’s voyage to space delayed | Chicago Tribune News (4-14-14) link
  • 3, 2, 1…Project MERCCURI Blasts Off to the ISS Today!! | PLOS Blogs (4-14-14) link
  • Goldrush sends saliva to space to see germ growth | Technique News (4-11-14) link
  • What Happens to Bacteria in Space? | Gizmodo (4-10-14) link
  • Mapping microbes across the globe | WHYY Radio, Philadelphia (4-10-14) link
  • Microbes from Chittenango to Blast Into Space | Madison County Courier (4-6-14) link
  • Space Station Live: “Crowdsourced” Microbes Heading to Station | NASA TV (4-3-14) link
  • GA Tech Students Launch Microbes into Space | Fox 5 TV News Atlanta (4-3-14) link
  • Sue’s Microbes Head To The Space Station | WGN 720 Radio (4-1-14) link
  • ‘Sue the T. Rex’s microbes to be launched into space | Chicago Tribune (3-28-14) link
  • Project MERCCURI Google Hangout | Learning Space hosted by CosmoQuest (3-26-14) link
  • Project MERCCURI ‘crowdsourced’ space station samples take flight | Phys.org (3-14-14) link
  • Microbes to travel into space in novel UC Davis project involving cheerleaders | Sacramento Bee (3-14-14) link
  • Microbes in Spaaaaaace | Slate.com (3-14-14) link
  • Spring Break Science | Kare11 TV News (3-14-14) link
  • UC Davis researchers collect microbes to send into space | KCRA TV News (3-13-14) link
  • UC Davis student excels in classroom and as pro cheerleader | Sac10 TV News (3-13-14) link
  • Project MERCCURI “Crowdsourced” Space Station Samples Take Flight | NASA (3-12-14) link
  • Microbes in space | UC Davis Press Release and video (3-12-14) link
  • Cheerleaders’ Space Station Experiment to Grow Space History One Microbe at a Time | Space.com (3-12-14) link
  • Microbes in space | Capitol Public Radio interview, (3-12-14) link
  • Microbes, prepare for blast-off | UC Press Release (3-12-14) link
  • Space Microbes “Selfies” Set to Fly | Inside Outer Space (3-12-14) link
  • Cheerleaders’ space station experiment to grow space history one microbe at a time | CollectSpace.com (3-11-14) link
  • Space Florida ISS Research Competition Winners to Fly 3/16 on SpaceX CRS-3 | Spaceref.com (3-10-14) link
  • A tale of cheerleaders, microbes, and orbit | Philly.com (3-3-14) link
  • Microbial Super Bowl in Space | Science Magazine News of the Week (2-21-14) link
  • #SpaceMicrobes | The Kitchen Pantry Scientist (2-17-14) link
  • Patriots Cheerleaders participate in project for the International Space Station | New England Patriots (2-5-14) link
  • Prep in Space | St. Joseph’s Preparatory School (2-4-14) link
  • PR Meets Hard Science in Project MERCCURI | DIY Space Exploration (1-27-14) link
  • Science Cheerleaders Help Send Microbes to Space | Inside Science TV News (11-14-13) link
  • Anchors learn which bacteria live in Studio 1A | Today Show TV News (11-12-13) link
  • Today Goes to Space | Today Show TV News (10-29-13) link
  • Gilbert, Tempe participate in national microbe-swabbing project | East Valley Tribune (7-24-13) link
  • Shoe Science | Philly Shoe Fairy Blog (5-28-13) link
  • PWLS & Science Cheerleaders to Study Microbes in Space | Pop Warner (5-16-13) link
  • Project MERCCURI | Scientific American (3-19-13) link
  • Scientists call for your “good” germs to be sent to space | Kare11 TV News (2-27-13) link
  • Cheering microbes into space | UC Davis News & Information (12-5-12) link
  • Winning teams for the Space Florida ISS Research Competition| Space Florida link
  • Citizen science in space! | SciStarter Blog (11-29-12) link
  • Space Florida Announces ISS Research Competition Winners at (11-29-12) link

Other microBEnet related coverage

  • February 5, 2015. Big Data and Bacteria: Mapping the New York Subway’s DNA by Robert Lee Hotz in the Wall Street Journal. link
  • January 15, 2015. Should scrubs be worn only inside hospitals to limit the spread of germs? by Maiken Scott on WHYY. link
  • October 2, 2014. To Tweet or Not To Tweet. Science Careers. link
  • October 1, 2014. The Scientist “Setting the Record Straight” by Daniel Cossins. link
  • July 1, 2014. “Rethinking sterile: the hospital microbiome”. by Carrie Arnold in Environmental Health Perspectives. link
  • April 16, 2014. “Manipulating the Unseen Microbial Ecosystem–The Future of Hospitals?” by Brooke Borel in Nova Next. link
  • April 16, 2014. “Dirty Dog: Do Pets Track Bacteria In Your Home?” by Brooke Borel in Popular Science. link
  • March 4, 2014. “A tale of cheerleaders, microbes, and orbit.” on Philly.com. link
  • January 10, 2014. Betsy Morais: New Yorker article on Antimicrobial phone surfaces. link
  • January 3, 2014. John Bohannon story on Google Scholar in Science magazine discusses Eisen’s use of automated searches for discovering papers. link
  • October 9-15, 2013. Coverage of editorial by Eisen et al. on impact factor and peer review: The Scientists: Useless Peer Review? link

Other media

  • January 2014. “I Would Rather Lick a Toilet Seat Than a Cellphone.” by David Coil for Slate.com. link
  • March 2014. “Microbes in Spaaaaace!” by David Coil for Slate.com. link

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