A new organism has been discovered in a pile of slime buried in a lake in Norway. The organism is so unusual that the scientific team which has examined it genetically are declaring that it should have its own location on the tree of life.
Yellowstone's geothermal pools and hot spots have always drawn interest and curiosity from scientists. The tiny microbes that thrive in the super hot, acidic water continue to amaze scientists and only 1 percent of its microbial life has been explored.
"Canadian researchers have co-authored a biodiversity study on DNA "bar-coding" they say will pave the way for cataloguing the world's organisms and lead to the discovery of untold numbers of new species.
With this technology, the study authors envisi...