From landfills to the deep sea, superorganisms are redefining life and our search for it on other planets. NOVA Next intern Conor Gearinreports the story.
In other news:
What We’re Reading
- Scientists have discovered a 600-mile coral reef that stretches more than 3,600 square miles across the ocean floor. [The Atlantic]
- Here’s how British scientists got inside North Korea to study a volcano. [Wired]
- “Manipulating nature’s DNA seems a hugely risky and ethically fraught way to help save the natural world. And yet, we may need to accept the risks .” [The New York Times]
- Mindfulness studies are skewed to report positive results . [Nature News]