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The Energy of Life
Jeffrey Marlow and Jan Amend | Feb 1, 2015
Extremophiles should not be viewed through an anthropocentric lens; what’s extreme for us may be a perfectly comfortable environment for a microbe.
Molly Sharlach and Jenny Rood | Feb 1, 2015
Meet some of the people featured in the February 2015 issue of
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Aug 27, 2014
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
Bob Grant | Nov 11, 2013
Researchers find a new bacterial species lurking in clean rooms used to assemble spacecraft at NASA and the European Space Agency.
Bacteria Trade Genes
Abby Olena | Oct 1, 2013
Extremophiles living in Antarctica’s salty Deep Lake exchange genes much more often than previously observed in nature.
A Briny Paradise
Jef Akst | Oct 1, 2013
Hypersaline, anoxic basins on the Mediterranean seafloor harbor pockets of unique and diverse life.
Life Below the Seabed
Ruth Williams | Mar 14, 2013
Rock samples from deep within the Earth’s oceanic crust contain chemosynthetic microbial life.
Algae Get Help to Go to Extremes
Sabrina Richards | Mar 7, 2013
A red alga appears to have adapted to extremely hot, acidic environments by collecting genes from bacteria and archaea.
Ice Lake Home to Life
Dan Cossins | Feb 8, 2013
Researchers have found evidence of microbial life in samples taken from a lake hidden beneath 800 meters of Antarctic ice, but it’s not yet clear how the bacteria survive.
Microbial Life Beneath the Ice
Jef Akst | Nov 27, 2012
Researchers uncover a diverse microbial community living beneath 27 meters of ice in Antarctica’s Lake Vida.