Tara Thean

Tara Thean is a TIME contributor. She graduated from Princeton University with an A. B. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.

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How Gut Bugs Make You Sick — or Well

You are not alone – ever. All day, every day, you’re in the company of millions of other creatures, even when there’s not another soul in sight. More unsettling still, those unseen others live inside you.

The invisible population that calls you home is known as your microbiome — the millions of nonhuman cells that populate …

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Life in the Time of the Great Dying

Earth history is different from ordinary history: it’s much harder to nail down specific dates when everything happened millions of years ago and over huge, slow timescales. But it can be done, as shown by paleontologists who …

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