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Nov 14, 2013 09:00 AM ET // Larry O'Hanlon
The story of how life changed the face of the Earth may be more profound than previously envisioned and could lead to new clues for detecting life on exoplanets.
Oct 1, 2013 10:30 AM ET // Becky Oskin, LiveScience
Microbes living in Antarctica's saltiest lake swap huge chunks of genetic material as a means of surviving their harsh environment.
Sep 15, 2013 01:00 PM ET // Larry O'Hanlon
For the first time, smashing ice and other comet-like ingredients together have led to the creation of amino acids in the lab.
Sep 11, 2013 12:20 PM ET // Megan Gannon, Live Science Contributor
Researchers have found signs of life in mud pulled from the bottom of an ice-covered lake in Antarctica.
Aug 8, 2013 04:34 AM ET // Gayathri Vaidyanathan
We have much in common with rocks. Continue reading →
Jun 15, 2012 09:19 AM ET // Sarah Simpson
Wisps of volcanic gas, rather than photosynthesis, may energize mysterious microbes eking out an existence on the tallest volcanoes in South America's Atacama Desert.