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Surviving on Volcanic Gas

Discovery News reports that “Wisps of volcanic gas, rather than photosynthesis, may energize rare microbes eking out an existence on the Martian-like flanks of the tallest volcanoes in South America’s Atacama Desert. This newly discovered handful of bacteria, fungi and rudimentary organisms called archaea [roughly 80 micrometers, or 10-5 meters in diameter and 200-600 micrometers, [...]

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Skin

Here are a few facts you might not know about your skin. . . Skin is your body’s largest organ. Globally, dead skin accounts for about a billion tons (10+09) or 1 trillion pounds (10+12) of dust in the atmosphere. Your skin sheds 50,000 cells every minute— that’s 72,000,000 cells (10+07) each day and 26,280,000,000 [...]

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Fog Rolling into Kaysville: 10-to-minus05

A friend of mine has a house just outside of Salt Lake City in Kaysville, Utah.  The history of the people who lived there before her peel back in colorful layers dating back to the 1800s.  Outside her door, chickens lay eggs, dogs chase goats, and foliage rolls down a long, steep hill. On this [...]

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