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In Subglacial Lake, Surprising Life Goes On

July 5, 2013

News thumbnail Lake Vostok, buried under a glacier in Antarctica, is so dark, deep and cold that scientists had considered it a possible model for other planets, a place where nothing could live. However, work by Scott Rogers, a Bowling Green State University professor of biological sciences, and his colleagues has revealed a surprising variety of life-forms living and reproducing in this most extreme of environments. Full Story

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