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  • Scientists have revealed details about the life that inhabits one of the world's most extreme deep-sea volcanic vents.
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  • Scientists have discovered a new type of magnetic bacteria in one of the Earth's harshest environments. The organism could have numerous applications in biotech and nanotechnologies.
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  • Researchers have discovered microbes that thrive in an environment that is, in some ways, "Mars-like." The microorganisms were found within a lava tube, and tolerate temperatures near freezing, low levels of oxygen, and absence of organic food.
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  • New techniques are helping scientists shed light on the 'biological dark matter' of Earth.
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  • New techniques are helping scientists shed light on the 'biological dark matter' of Earth.
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  • Scientists have observed two species of marine life that have never been seen together at a hydrothermal vent — chemosynthetic shrimp and tubeworms. The finding sheds new light on the ecosystems surrounding these unique habitats deep below the surface of Earth's oceans.
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  • Worms found miles underground in South African mines surprised scientists, because they never thought complex life could reside at such depths. These "worms from Hell" add to our understanding of life on Earth, and make us rethink assumptions about how complex life could be
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  • A fungus that lives in high temperatures could help us understand structures within our own cells.
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  • The Atacama Desert in northern Chile is the driest place in the world, and an environment that resembles Mars in the ancient past. In his final report, Henry Bortman is brought up to speed on six years of extremophile research by expedition leader Jacek Wierzchos.
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  • The Atacama Desert in northern Chile is the driest place in the world, and an environment that resembles Mars in the ancient past. In this fourth report, Field Research Editor Henry Bortman describes the work of two young researchers, Sergio Valea and Petr Vitek.
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