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Grime-loving bacteria could save priceless art
Can you live on bread and water alone?
Scientists genetically engineered prehistoric proteins to detect diseases
Frozen Siberian microbes just woke up from a 24,000-year nap—and immediately got busy
Some of Earth’s tiniest living things could survive on Mars
Glacier-dwelling bacteria thrive on chemical energy derived from rocks and water
These rock-eating microbes could help us settle the Moon and Mars
Traces of life on Venus now seem dubious
Clumps of bacteria could spread life between planets
Gut bacteria might flip the effects of a common cancer-causing mutation in an unexpected way