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March 9, 2013
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How to Thrive in Battery Acid and Among Toxic Metals

Genome of “extremophile” red alga offers insights In the movie Alien, the title character is an extraterrestrial creature that can survive brutal heat and resist the effects of toxins. In real life, organisms with similar traits exist, such as the … Continue reading

November 26, 2012
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Hearty Organisms Discovered in Bitter-Cold Antarctic Brine

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Where there’s water there’s life – even in brine beneath 60 feet of Antarctic ice, in permanent darkness and subzero temperatures. While Lake Vida, located in the northernmost of the McMurdo Dry Valleys of East Antarctica, … Continue reading

November 16, 2012
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Degraded Military Lands To Get Ecological Boost From CU-led Effort

Some arid lands in the American West degraded by military exercises that date back to General George Patton’s Word War II maneuvers in the Mojave Desert should get a boost from an innovative research project led by the University of … Continue reading

June 13, 2012
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CU-Boulder-led Team Finds Microbes in Extreme Environment on South American Volcanoes

A team led by the University of Colorado Boulder looking for organisms that eke out a living in some of the most inhospitable soils on Earth has found a hardy few. A new DNA analysis of rocky soils in the … Continue reading

January 16, 2012
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Scientists Prepare to Take First-Ever Picture of a Black Hole

*The Event Horizon Telescope is an Earth-sized virtual telescope powerful enough to see all the way to the center of our Milky Way, where a supermassive black hole will allow astrophysicists to put Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity to the … Continue reading

November 24, 2010
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Biologists Report More Bad News for Polar Bears

*Climate change will force them south, where they are unsuited for the diet* Will polar bears survive in a warmer world? UCLA life scientists present new evidence that their numbers are likely to dwindle. As polar bears lose habitat due … Continue reading