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NOT ALWAYS SMALL

There is a common myth that family business equals small business. It’s natural. Family is the building block for most of what we know. 1,220 more words

Family Business

This One Animal Just Can't Die!

The Tardigrade (a.k.a. the water bear) is indestructible.  Heat, cold, acid, dehydration, radiation, pressure, even in space! You name it, you can’t kill this guy.  There is even science research to prove it.   431 more words

Nature

Does Earth have a shadow biosphere? (Aliens amongst us)

Does Earth have a shadow biosphere? – Sarah Scoles – Aeon.

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Sarah Scoles

9 July 2015

Alien life forms might be living right under our noses, but how can we find them if we don’t know what we’re looking for? 674 more words

Science

Once begun, there’s no escaping "The Sixth Extinction"

You can judge this book by its cover, and it will not be found wanting. I spotted it on the bookshelf at Shoppers Drug Mart. It has a cleverly illustrated dinosaur skeleton wrapped around to form a “6” in the book’s title, … 412 more words

Amwriting

The Philae Comet Could Be Home to Microbial Alien Life, Scientists Say

Two top astronomers say the comet that is now home to the Philae lander could also be inhabited by microbial alien life.

Several characteristics of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, such as its organic-rich black crust, are best explained by the presence of living organisms beneath its icy surface, reports… 92 more words

Extremophiles

Hey everyone! Extremophiles are organisms that can survive in extreme environments (hence the name). They can survive in places with extreme pressures and temperatures, and can thrive where most other life forms on Earth would perish. 132 more words

Astro201

Let's Talk About Extremophiles

Extremophiles are organisms that can live in environments that are considered ‘extreme’ due to conditions that make ‘normal’ life basically impossible. These conditions could be extremely hot, reaching temperatures of 240 degrees Fahrenheit, or and environment with very little to no oxygen. 296 more words

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