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2014-03-12 23:02:29

Microbes collected from Northern California and throughout the nation will soon blast into orbit for research and a microgravity growth competition on the International Space Station (ISS).

2013-10-09 12:47:22

Are scientists any good at judging the importance of the scientific work of others?

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2009-12-24 07:40:00

The Earth is estimated to have about a nonillion microbes in, on, around, and under it, comprised of an unknown but very large number of distinct species.

2005-12-02 11:35:39

Take a pot of scalding water, remove all the oxygen, mix in a bit of poisonous carbon monoxide, and add a pinch of hydrogen gas. It sounds like a recipe for a witch's brew. It may be, but it is also the preferred environment for a microbe known as Carboxydothermus hydrogenoformans.


Word of the Day
dynamitard
  • A political dynamiter.
The word 'dynamitard' is related to 'dynamite', which comes from a Greek root meaning 'power' and was coined by Alfred Nobel.