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Conan the Bacterium

Art by Breanna Brownson. Conan the Bacterium may be Earth’s most promising astronaut. Named the world’s “toughest organism,” Deinococcus radiodurans—nicknamed Conan—could survive for a whopping

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Lightning’s Achilles Heel

Image courtesy of Emily Poag. In Greek mythology, any site struck by lightning is considered sacred. By that logic, the Earth’s land must be divine—a

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