If you’re a biology watcher like I am, watch this: (from Scientific American) Russian scientists, who have patiently suffered the most brutal temperatures on the planet, will soon reach their payoff–the “roof” of a massive underground freshwater lake left undisturbed for perhaps 20 million years. The risk seems great to me that we might infect or poison the patient in the process of exploratory surgery. But we could also discover dozens or hundreds of new “extremophile” organisms that evolved their own way of doing …

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