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Researchers Discover Salt-Loving Methanogens

By | May 26, 2017

Two previously overlooked archaeal strains fill an evolutionary gap for microbes.

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Certain microbes express genes in a methane-production pathway, offering an explanation for puzzlingly high levels of the gas in some lakes.

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Stubbornly Persistent

By | February 1, 2015

Microorganisms continually challenge our assumptions of what life can achieve.

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Marks of Martians?

By | December 18, 2014

NASA’s Curiosity rover finds chemical signatures that point to the possibility of life on Mars.

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Record High for Greenhouse Gases

By | November 21, 2012

The World Meteorological Organization finds that the atmospheric gases behind climate change reached a new record high in 2011.

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