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'Flesh-Eating' Water Bacteria Kills 2 People

Vibrio vulnificus can be vicious if it enters the bloodstream

(Newser) - A bacterium that flourishes in warm, brackish water has killed two people in Florida this year and will likely take more lives—but people can easily lower their chance of infection. Florida health officials say one person picked up the bacterium, known as vibrio vulnificus, via "raw seafood exposure"... More »

Marine Biologist: 6th-Grader Stole My Idea

Her science fair project had originally astounded scientists

(Newser) - Using only six fish and six tanks, a 6th-grade science fair entrant was able to demonstrate last year what is being hailed as a remarkable discovery : Lionfish, an invasive species found up and down the Florida coast, can also survive in nearly fresh water. There's just one catch: That... More »

Under Antarctic Glacier, Life Exists Without Light, Oxygen

(Newser) - Scientists have discovered an Antarctic ecosystem of microorganisms cut off from light and oxygen for as many as 2 million years, the Guardian reports. The microbes, living under one-third of a mile of ice, in a 14-degree lake four times as salty as seawater, give researchers clues to how life... More »

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