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Promiscuous Extremophiles Better Oil Spill Cleanup
2013-10-01 09:51:10

The genetic promiscuity of extremophile bacteria in Antarctica's frigid Deep Lake may help researchers develop better methods for cleaning up oil spills.

Extreme Antarctic Bacteria May Hold Key To Life On Mars
2013-03-12 11:37:26

By studying microorganisms that thrive in the extreme environment of Antarctica, scientists have found new proteins that could enable life to function on Mars and in other extreme environments.


Word of the Day
marcescent
  • Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
The word 'marcescent' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to wither'.
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