June 25, 2014 | Vitoria

I feel like my smartphone is one of the most important objects in my life. So I was really repulsed to find out that it holds a lot more than just my personal information. Biologists from the University of Oregon have discovered that more than 80% of the bacteria present in the human body are also present on our personal devices.

This study could one day be used to find out what bacteria we've been exposed to. It seems like our connection with our beloved mobiles has more potential than I imagined...


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June 28, 2014 at 18:08

when found that that infoamtion i felt a little feeling inside it made me think of all the microbes on my body are now on the phones that i use

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