The Best Of Our Knowledge #1177

Apr 10, 2013

Think about some of the conditions on the newly formed planet Earth.  Volcanic activity, temperatures around 100 degrees Celsius...not exactly a garden spot for life.  But research now is discovering new species of bacteria that can thrive in those conditions...and they are still around today.
Today on The Best Of Our Knowledge, our Astrobiology Series returns with a look at the discovery of new species of life on earth in the hot spots of the planet.

Plus we’ll spend an academic minute finding out how some conditions on today’s Earth can force a change in the way some living things process carbon and oxygen.