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An Archaea's Unexpected Route to Reproduction
Topic: Extreme Life
A new study reveals a unique and surprising DNA replication mechanism identified in archaea.

Bacteria That Need 'Rare Earth' Metals to Grow
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Researchers have discovered a bacteria lvigin in hot sprints that need valuable rare earth metals to survive.

Tricks of Ice-Seeding Bacteria
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Scientists have observed the step-by-step process of how a certain species of bacteria harnesses frozen water as a weapon.

A Catalogue of Other-Worldly Places on Earth
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The European Space Agency has released a new 'Catalogue of Planetary Analogues.' The publication features sites on all seven continents used to gain insight into the exploration of other worlds in our solar system.

How Microbes Survive Freezing
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A new study is helping astrobiologists understand how microbes survive in ice. The research sheds light on how microorganisms could survive in permafrost, and perhaps buried in ice on Mars.

Breathing Underwater: Microbes in the Oceanic Crust
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Scientists have made a significant step in understanding how life survives at the bottom of the deep ocean.

The Harshest Habitats on Earth
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Microorganisms that survive in Deep Hypersaline Anoxic Basins on the floor of the Mediterranean Sea are challenging ideas about the conditions necessary for life.

Your Smartphone Could Detect a Single Virus or Bacteria
Topic: Extreme Life
Scientists have developed an attachment for a smartphone that could be used to detect viruses and bacteria in the field.

Life Found in Subglacial Antarctic Lake Sediments
Topic: Extreme Life
Scientists have discovered evidence of diverse life forms in sediments from an subglacial lake in Antarctica. The organisms could back nearly a hundred thousand years.

Novel Worm Community Affects Methane Release in Ocean
Topic: Extreme Life
In 2006, a multinational crew of scientists discovered methane seeps in the Pacific that were unlike seeps seen anywhere else. The sites support a unique food web dominated by worms that feed on methane-filtering microbes.

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