April 17, 2009

Newly Discovered Iron-breathing Species Have Lived In Cold Isolation For Millions Of Years. "A reservoir of briny liquid buried deep beneath an Antarctic glacier supports hardy microbes that have lived in isolation for millions of years, researchers report April 17 in the journal Science." [Via]
  • That is so cool. Literally and figuratively.
  • It's like the start of a sci-fi movie... frozen in ice for millions of years... waiting to be released upon mankind again...
  • ummm....didnt John Carpenter already warn us about this sort of thing?????
  • *cue ominous music*
  • Here's a link to a story with a picture of the Blood Fall. It's an inspiration for Uwe Boll to bring out a movie of intelligent space bacteria imprisoned for eons under ice, plotting terrible, terrible revenge.
  • The source of that water is an intensely salty lake... Who got the job of tasting it?
  • An archaologist.
  • Or archaeologist. (-; Seriously, working on a dig, we tested bits of old pottery with our tongues. So why not taste the lake?
  • This is very, very cool btw. Agree w/Tracicle.
  • More things in glaciers and earth, Horatio...