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## Sub-Ice Antarctic Lake Vida Abounds With Life122

ananyo writes "It is permanently covered by a massive cap of ice up to 27 metres thick, is six times saltier than normal sea water, and at 13 C is one of the coldest aquatic environments on Earth — yet Lake Vida in Antarctica teems with life. Scientists drilling into the lake have found abundant and diverse bacteria, including at least one new phylum (full paper (PDF)). The find increases the chances that life may exist (or have once existed) on planets such as Mars and moons such as Jupiter's Europa."
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## Sub-Ice Antarctic Lake Vida Abounds With Life

• #### Re:13 C is not cold (Score:3, Funny)

by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 27, 2012 @10:39AM (#42105263)

"And that's because the article says -13C and not +13C which is quite a bit of difference. It'd be cool if the editors actually did their editing work ;-)"

It would indeed be cooler.

• #### Re:Game idea... (Score:4, Funny)

on Tuesday November 27, 2012 @10:50AM (#42105375) Journal

Dallas?

• #### Re:Probability abuse (Score:5, Funny)

on Tuesday November 27, 2012 @11:26AM (#42105695) Journal

That means it is a statistical certainty that there is at least one planet somewhere that has at least one farm animal because: p = 1 - .5 x .5 x .5 ....

Simple mathematics tells us that the population of the Universe must be zero. Why? Well given that the volume of the universe is infinite there must be an infinite number of worlds. But not all of them are populated; therefore only a finite number are. Any finite number divided by infinity is as close to zero as makes no odds, therefore we can round the average population of the Universe to zero, and so the total population must be zero.

• #### Re:As cold as 13C? (Score:5, Funny)

by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 27, 2012 @12:21PM (#42106209)

You hit the nacl in the head.

There FTFY.

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