DailyDirt: Another Day, Another New Species...

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Humans may have made themselves masters of this planet, but there are still places on Earth that have been relatively untouched by people, where many new species of life are waiting to be discovered. Most of these lifeforms are very tiny -- insects, bacteria, and other microorganisms -- and they tend to live in extreme conditions, which is probably why they have escaped our discovery for so long. Here are just a few examples of what scientists are doing to make us more bio-literate. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post.
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Filed Under: biology, life, microbes, phytoplankton, species, thermophiles


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    Rikuo (profile), 18 Feb 2013 @ 5:02pm

    " and now scientists think such algal blooms may actually be more widespread and could be an important indicator of significant shifts in Arctic ecosystems, such as those caused by global warming."

    Why is it that after reading that I was suddenly reminded of Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri?

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    Anonymous Coward, 18 Feb 2013 @ 5:17pm

    "Expand" sucks

    I do not like it.

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    Mumbles, 18 Feb 2013 @ 7:45pm

    It's spelled Celsius

    The title says it all.

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    Mike Masnick (profile), 19 Feb 2013 @ 12:11am

    Re: It's spelled Celsius

    Indeed it is... fixed. Thanks.

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    Anonymous Coward, 19 Feb 2013 @ 4:51pm

    "...many new species of life are waiting to be discovered".
    "...they have escaped our discovery for so long". For so long? What do you mean, for so long? Didn't you just say they are new?

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