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.
Microbes living in Antarctica's saltiest lake swap huge chunks of genetic material as a means of surviving their harsh environment.
For the first time, smashing ice and other comet-like ingredients together have led to the creation of amino acids in the lab.
Researchers have found signs of life in mud pulled from the bottom of an ice-covered lake in Antarctica.
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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.