The Long News: stories that might still matter fifty, or a hundred, or ten thousand years from now.
Life can survive at the bottom of the oceans; inside volcanic vents; in radioactive wastelands. So even if humans don’t make it through the coming centuries, it’s a good bet that in some form or other, life will go on.
A few recent stories about the resilience of life:
1. Microbe Wakes Up After 120,000 Years
2. Life could have survived earth’s early bombardment
3. A counter-example to the previous story (though, obviously, sea life later recovered): Ancient eruption ‘killed off world’s sea life’
4. Trying to understand the essential elements for life: Could life be 12 billion years old?
5. Making “life” in a test-tube: Simple chemical system created that mimics DNA
6. With or without us, life can survive on this planet a while longer: Earth gets billion-year life extension
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