This National Science Foundation (U.S.) press release reports that scientists have discovered evidence of microbial activity in a rock glacier high above tree line in the Rocky Mountains, a barren environment previously...
This news article explains why scientists are looking to the tufa of Mono Lake, CA for hints of life on Mars. The article describes current conditions on Mars and suggests that it may have had a "friendlier" history...
This online lecture provides information about life in extreme environments from the perspective of an undergraduate geology class. It explores current conditions for life, the origins of life, and contemporary harsh...
Bacteria are everywhere in the environment. To prove this in this activity, students will take samples of different surfaces around the classroom, and nearby places, as well as their own fingers. To detect bacteria,...
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