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Shape of Lake Ontario generates white-out blizzards, study shows

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Salt pond in Antarctica, among the saltiest waters on Earth, is fed from beneath

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Microbial ecosystem at Laguna La Brava may contain novel microorganisms

An investigation of the microbial environment at Laguna La Brava in Chile may suggest that novel microorganisms might be at work in the absence...

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