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Kitchen Sponges are the Perfect Home for Bacteria


By Anna Gibbs Ask bacteria where they'd like to live, and they'll answer: a kitchen sponge, please. Sponges are microbe paradises, capable of housing 54 billion bacteria per cubic centimeter. In addition to being damp, airy, and loaded with food scraps, sponges provide an optimal physical environment for bacteria, researchers reported in Nature Chemical Biology. Just like...