Researchers describe improved technique to extract water from brine

It’s cheaper and more efficient.

Microorganisms can survive in space and on other planets, safe behind dried-up biofilms

Worry and excitement, all in one paper.

Global warming slows down Antarctica’s coldest currents, poses huge threat

Oceanographers believe that Antarctica‘s oceanic waters, which are turning from briny to fresh in recent decades, are causing the shutdown of the Southern Ocean’s coldest, deepest currents. The cold currents, called the Antarctic Bottom Water, are basically cold, briny, underwater rivers flowing from the underwater edge of the Antarctic continent north toward the equator, very close to the seafloor. They