Were you looking forward to another boring day on this run-of-the-mill planet Earth?
Researchers from Indiana University Bloomington and eight collaborating institutions report in this week’s Science a self-sustaining community of bacteria that live in rocks 2.8 kilometers below Earth’s surface. Think that’s weird? The bacteria rely on radioactive uranium to convert water molecules to useable energy.
Go read These bacteria use radiated water as food at IU’s web site. Once again, truth is stranger than fiction.