This episode: Supercritical carbon dioxide and bacteria that can grow in it make a great combination for biofuel production!
This episode: Intricate networks of tunnels in garnet gemstones seem to have come from tunneling microorganisms!
This episode: A new giant virus has genes for a surprisingly complete system of protein synthesis!
This episode: Very radiation-resistant bacteria can protect other, less-resistant microbes from some of the effects of chronic radiation!
This episode: Tardigrades have an interesting way of surviving complete drying out: by producing proteins lacking a stable structure!
This episode: Tiny super-resistant animals, tardigrades, make proteins that can directly shield DNA from radiation!
This episode: Algae growing in Arctic snow make red pigments that heat up their surroundings!