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  • Life's Boiling Point
    Some proteins can work above the boiling point of water, but these vital biomolecules may have a harder time evolving at high temperature. A new project is searching for the maximum temperature for protein-based life.
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  • Seeing Life in Viruses
    From Astrobiology Magazine, European Edition is a story about research conducted by Kirsi Lehto of the University of Turku in Finland. Lehto studies plant viruses with an eye toward their role in the origin and evolution of life.
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  • "Alien" Water Bears Amaze Scientists
    Tardigrades, commonly known as "water bears", have been reared under laboratory conditions and subjected to a barrage of tests. Their survivability shows that animals can survive extreme conditions, and also may indicate how humans could adapt to the rigors of space.
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  • “Alien” Water Bears Amaze Scientists
    Tardigrades, commonly known as "water bears", have been reared under laboratory conditions and subjected to a barrage of tests. Their survivability shows that animals can survive extreme conditions, and also may indicate how humans could adapt to the rigors of space.
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  • Life is Lonely at the Center of the Earth
    Deep in the Mponeng gold mine near Johannesburg, South Africa, a rod-shaped bacterium named Desulforudis audaxviator lives in total darkness. Now scientists have discovered through genetic analysis that this organism also lives in complete isolation. Almost all organisms on Earth live in interdependent communities,
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  • Swashbuckling Scientists Discover Northern Vents
    From Astrobiology Magazine, European Edition is a story of how researchers recently explored the ocean floor between Greenland and Norway. They discovered hydrothermal vents that support an extremophile ecosystem. The find supports the idea that biological communities could exist on other worlds.
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  • When Microbes Move In
    A team working high in the Peruvian Andes has discovered how microbes swiftly colonize barren soils uncovered by melting glaciers. The study shows how microbes are able to establish themselves in one of Earth's most extreme environments, and how these unique organisms are adapting to
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  • Through a Glass Darkly
    New from the Nordic issue of Astrobiology Magazine, European Edition: Just as stained glass windows that decorate the world´s most beautiful cathedrals depict stories, ancient life may have its own tales to tell in glass.
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  • The Deep Dark Biosphere
    Scientists have shown evidence that microbes living deep below the oceans of Earth make up a carbon reserve of about 90 billion tons. The study highlights the abundance and importance of microbes on Earth.
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  • Stars of the Deep
    Researchers studying life deep beneath the Earth's surface in a South African platinum mine have discovered microbes with a unique appearance. In fact, these tiny bacteria are the 'stars' of their community.
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