Your shower pipes are alive! So are your stainless steel sinks, floor boards, kitchen tops and dishwasher. New studies of our homes are revealing just what species live there – in the thousands, from bacteria to flies to mice. We embrace the multitude of life living on us, in us, and – as it turns out – in every possible ecological niche. Most of it is harmless, some is beneficial, and it’s all testament to the amazing diversity and adaptability of life. Check out the latest blog of Big Picture Science.