Microbe Raises Heat Limits for Life Scientists discover an organism that thrives in temperatures much hotter than boiling water, raising the highest-known temperature at which life can survive. Researchers say the discovery, detailed in the journal Science, could push back the time at which life first appeared on Earth. Hear NPR's Jon Hamilton.
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Microbe Raises Heat Limits for Life

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Microbe Raises Heat Limits for Life

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Microbe Raises Heat Limits for Life

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Scientists discover an organism that thrives in temperatures much hotter than boiling water, raising the highest-known temperature at which life can survive. Researchers say the discovery, detailed in the journal Science, could push back the time at which life first appeared on Earth. Hear NPR's Jon Hamilton.