by Elio | We may be running out of strange places to explore life on Earth, which is a shame because they often provide us with unexpected and exciting findings, especially microbial. Many such sites reveal a novel facet of microbial life, well worth the cost of the adventures involved in the studies. This includes investigating the coldest places on the planet, which of course are in Antarctica. Considerable work is being done there, always under demanding conditions. Let's deal with a couple of examples.