Welcome to Microbe Week!

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Don't look now, but humans don't really run the world. This planet belongs to microbial life, and the rest of us are just living on it. 

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This week, the Museum is teaming up with a trio of awesome science shows—Science Friday, BrainCraft, and Gross Science—for Microbe Week, featuring new YouTube videos and other content devoted to microscopic organisms and inspired by The Secret World Inside You exhibition. Today’s featured video, from GrossScience, is all about the microbiome of the mouth—and how keeping your microbes happy and healthy can help prevent cavities.

Stay tuned for more microbial videos this week! And for more about microbes of the mouth, check out this story about how fossilized bacteria in ancient human teeth is helping researchers trace the rise of two cavity-spurring species.