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Old Yesterday, 02:22 AM
 
Location: Old Hippie Heaven
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This is fantastic!

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_relea...-lid120318.php

There's just no end to wonder.
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Old Yesterday, 02:31 PM
 
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It's still impressive that there are life forms that can survive and function above the boiling point of water. It will be interesting to see what they find as they dig even deeper.
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Old Yesterday, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Old Hippie Heaven
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It's still impressive that there are life forms that can survive and function above the boiling point of water. It will be interesting to see what they find as they dig even deeper.
I was a grad student in biology about a year or so after the discovery of black smokers, and got to see some of the earliest footage. Were we ever stoked.

This is a whole order of magnitude more amazing!
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Old Today, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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How much ya wanna bet that P.E.T.A. or some environmental group will get involved and use it as a leverage point against fossil fuel extraction?
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Old Today, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
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This is fantastic!.
Fantastic is an extreme understatement!

Every time we turn around, we learn something surprising about life on Earth.
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